Melvin Gordon only played three quarters today, because his Wisconsin Badgers no longer needed him when they went up 52-17 over Nebraska. But that's okay, because in that three-fourths of a game, Melvin Gordon broke LaDainian Tomlinson's all-time FBS single game rushing record with 408 ground yards. Tomlinson's old record was 406.

Noteworthy, even of top of that: Melvin Gordon did this against the Nebraska defense, which, coming into today, was giving up 123.8 rushing yards per game — good for 19th in the country. This is the nation's 16th-ranked team. Other opponents only got 3.7 yards per carry against them. Melvin Gordon did a little better than that, getting 16.3 per on 25 carries today.

To recap:

Tomlinson: four quarters, 43 carries, vs. UTEP, 406 yards
Gordon: three quarters, 25 carries, vs. #16 Nebraska, 408 yards

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It looks like Gordon is done for the day, as we've yet to see him in the fourth quarter (though his Wisconsin teammates continue to mudhole Nebraska). The all-time NCAA record of 465 yards - set last year by Cartel Brooks at Heidelberg University - will remain standing. But not because of anything you did, Nebraska.

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