Offensive line paves road for Gordon in Heisman campaign at No. 14 Wisconsin

The road to Melvin Gordon's rise in the Heisman Trophy race has been paved by his offensive lineman at No. 14 Wisconsin.

Gordon set a major college record last week against Nebraska after running for 408 yards — in just three quarters. The star junior's highlight reel is full of him hurdling over defenders and stiff-arming would-be tacklers.

Gordon gives a lot of credit to his blockers. The front five and tight ends opened up a lot running room against the Cornhuskers.

Right tackle Rob Havenstein said the line has been getting steadily better ever since a disappointing Week 2 outing for Gordon, when he ran for just 38 yards against Western Illinois.

Wisconsin plays at Iowa on Saturday.