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Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement (6) enters the end zone for a touchdown on a one yard run in the third quarter of a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. M.P. KING -- State Journal

M.P. KING -- State Journal

SAN DIEGO -- University of Wisconsin running backs coach John Settle said he expects running back Corey Clement to play against USC on Wednesday based on the number of reps Clement has seen in practice.

“He’s getting a lot of reps, so I certainly expect him to play,” Settle said. “I’d say it’s a better than 75 percent chance that he’s going to play. And I believe if he plays he’s going to play well.”

Settle said he won’t know until game day how the carries will be split up between the Badgers’ running backs.

Clement, who has been a full participant in practice for about a week, missed nine games this season, eight of them due to a sports hernia injury that hasn’t completely healed.

Despite playing against Northwestern on Nov. 21, soreness from the injury continues to linger.

“(Clement’s) not himself, but he hasn’t been himself all season,” Settle said. “He’s given us valuable reps. He’s practicing fast. I like what he’s done. I like his tempo, that type of thing. We’ll just have to wait and see what he’s like when we get to game day.”

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