It is no surprise that Wisconsin covers a lot of ground.
The powerhouse running game has made for many a grey hair on the heads of their opponents' defensive coordinators.
Gordon rushed 17 times for 142 and three touchdowns and Gary Andersen's bunch nearly doubled the Illini, 56-32.
Backfield mate James White rushed for two and caught a short Joel Stave pass for another.
UW is now 5-2 on the year and 3-1 in the Big Ten.
The 25th ranked team got just enough balance from QB Stave and the quick return from injury of Jared Abbrederis.
UW tight end Jacob Pedersen had a second straight good outing.
The problem Illinois had -- and the rest of the conference knows all too well -- is keying on Gordon won't help you stop this Badgers team.
That's because White is there to take up the slack without a whiff of a drop-off.
The chances of Bucky playing on January 1 have greatly improved (www.bcsfootball.org).
If Ohio State ends up playing for the National Championship, then Wisconsin could very well be headed to its fourth straight Rose Bowl appearance.
While the Badger faithful wouldjust love to head to Pasadena again, they are getting pretty tired of losing when they get there.
UW has its second bye next week before heading out on the road for a Saturday, November 2 game at Iowa.