Melvin Gordon primed for historic season

Gordon led the Badgers in rushing last season and wasn't even the No. 1 option. Dan Sanger/Icon SMI

As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M’s kickoff on Aug. 28.

Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen, conference winners –- it will all be covered as part of Insider’s Ultimate Season Preview.

Today’s question: Who will have the most impressive statistical season in college football?

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston feels like the obvious answer, maybe too obvious, as he attempts to follow a Heisman-winning season. He’ll amass numbers, sure. Other signal-callers, such as Baylor QB Bryce Petty, will too.

But I’m going with a running back: Wisconsin junior Melvin Gordon.