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Gordon, Badgers look to sew up Big Ten West title, trip to Indianapolis with win at Iowa

  • Iowa players celebrate with fans after defeating Illinois 30-14 in an NCAA football game Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

    Iowa players celebrate with fans after defeating Illinois 30-14 in an NCAA football game Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz walks the sidelines during the second quarter of an NCAA football game against Illinois Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

    Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz walks the sidelines during the second quarter of an NCAA football game against Illinois Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)  (The Associated Press)

Melvin Gordon's record-setting effort against Nebraska pushed Wisconsin one step closer to another Big Ten title.

A repeat performance could send the 14th-ranked Badgers back to Indianapolis for the championship game — and Gordon to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

Wisconsin (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten, No. 16 CFP) still has a lot to play for on Saturday when it faces Iowa (7-3, 4-2) in its road finale, even if a spot in the playoffs is likely out of reach.

A Badgers win, coupled with a Nebraska win over Minnesota, will put them in the league title game for the third time in four years.