MADISON, Wis. (AP) While Melvin Gordon might be back in the discussion as a Heisman Trophy hopeful, Wisconsin's star running back is focused on a more important race.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings are having injury trouble in the middle of their offensive line. Center John Sullivan and right guard Vlad Ducasse were hurt on the same play Sunday in the first quarter at Buffalo, and neither returned to the game. Sullivan suffered a concussion.
"Being the only girl is weird sometimes, but you get over it," said Moose Lake/Willow River junior Ava Szczyrbak.
Ava Szczyrbak got more than a few double takes when she first strapped on the pads.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Aaron Rodgers threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns, Randall Cobb torched the Carolina secondary for 121 yards receiving and the Green Bay Packers routed the Carolina Panthers 38-17 on Sunday. Sure-tackling Green Bay (5-2) limited quarterback Cam Newton in the first half.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Kyle Orton hit Sammy Watkins on a 2-yard touchdown for the winning score with 1 second remaining as the Buffalo Bills beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-16 on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) David Cobb rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Santoso kicked a 52-yard field goal with 4:59 left to cap Minnesota's comeback on Saturday, giving the Gophers a 39-38 victory over Purdue and their first 3-0 start in Big Ten play since 1990.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has undergone a ''minor procedure,'' according to the team, but he is expected back quickly. Vikings spokesman Bob Hagan said Zimmer will return to work Saturday and travel for the game at Buffalo on Sunday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers cornerback Sam Shields has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Carolina with a knee injury. Shields, who leads the team with two interceptions, suffered what coach Mike McCarthy says is a knee strain in the last weekend's win over Miami.