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Pat Fitzgerald Compares Wisconsin Running Back Melvin Gordon To Walter Payton: "He Runs Like Sweetness"

There aren't many higher compliments that someone from Illinois can give a football player than comparing them to Walter Payton, and that is exactly what Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald did when discussing Wisconsin star Melvin Gordon. Northwestern, coming off of a big upset of Penn State, hosts Wisconsin this weekend, and clearly Fitzgerald is a bit worried about the Badgers star rusher.

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Through four games, Gordon has 612 yards and eight touchdowns rushing, and is putting up an eye-popping 7.8 yards per carry. It might be a bit early to compare him to one of the greatest backs to ever play football, but he's been amazing so far in 2014.

The Wildcats and Badgers kick off at 3:30 on Saturday afternoon. The game can be seen on ESPN2.