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Badgers To Show Backfield Depth at UNLV

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Running back John Clay is on top of Wisconsin's depth chart, as expected, but coach Bret Bielema says he'll give backups Montee Ball and James White carries against UNLV on Saturday.

Clay is the workhorse of the 12th-ranked Badgers, who face high expectations with 10 starters back on offense. The burly junior running back rushed for 1,517 yards and 18 touchdowns this season and had surgeries on both ankles in the offseason.

Bielema said during his Monday news conference that the number of carries Clay gets will depend on the flow of the game and how Clay handles it.

Former Montana coach Bobby Hauck brought his coaching staff with him to UNLV, which ranked 112th allowing 220.6 yards rushing per game last year.

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