Gordon collects Doak Walker Award

Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon captured the 2014 Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back.

Gordon, also a Heisman Trophy finalist, finished the regular season with an FBS-leading 2,336 rushing yards, the fourth-best total all-time, and added 26 touchdowns on 309 carries. He set an FBS record with 408 rushing yards against Nebraska last month, but the mark was broken a week later by Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine.

The other finalists were Indiana's Tevin Coleman and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah.

Coleman has run for 2,036 yards with 15 touchdowns and Abdullah ran for 1,523 yards and 18 touchdowns.