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Gordon rushes for 200 yards, 2 TDs as No. 14 Wisconsin holds off Iowa 26-24

  • Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon (25) celebrates with head coach Gary Andersen, left, after scoring on a 6-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon (25) celebrates with head coach Gary Andersen, left, after scoring on a 6-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon scores on a 6-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon scores on a 6-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock, left, runs from Wisconsin linebacker Vince Biegel, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock, left, runs from Wisconsin linebacker Vince Biegel, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

Melvin Gordon surpassed 2,000 yard rushing with 200 yards and two touchdowns, and 14th-ranked Wisconsin held off Iowa 26-24 on Saturday for its sixth straight win.

Gordon became the 17th FBS player with a 2,000-yard rushing season to lead the Badgers (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten). Wisconsin still has to beat Minnesota in Madison next weekend to earn a shot at Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.

Gordon's performance came just hours after Oklahoma's Samaje Perine broke his week-old FBS record with 427 yards rushing in a win over Kansas. But Gordon was sensational in his own right, cracking the 2,000-yard on an 88-yard run midway through the third quarter.

Jake Rudock had 311 yards passing and two TDs for the Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-3), who rallied from 16 down to get within 26-24 with just over 5 minutes left.