Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

The Minnesota vs. Wisconsin rivalry game is played annually in the Big Ten Conference. The winner receives Paul Bunyan’s Axe, a tradition that started in 1949.

The Minnesota vs. Wisconsin rivalry is the most-played rivalry in the NCAA Division I Football Subdivision with 131 meetings between the 2 Big Ten teams.

Wisconsin leads the series by a narrow 62–61–8, and the Badgers have dominated the series dating back to 1995. Wisconsin has won 23 of the last 27 games; however, Minnesota has won 2 of the past 4 games.

Last 5 Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Games

WISCONSIN
13
MINNESOTA
23
Huntington Bank Stadium - Nov. 27, 2021
MINNESOTA
17
WISCONSIN
20
Camp Randall Stadium - Dec. 19, 2020
WISCONSIN
38
MINNESOTA
17
Huntington Bank Stadium - Nov. 30, 2019
MINNESOTA
37
WISCONSIN
15
Camp Randall Stadium - Nov. 24, 2018
WISCONSIN
31
MINNESOTA
0
Huntington Bank Stadium - Nov. 25, 2017

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Whether teams are battling for the Old Oaken Bucket, the Heroes Trophy or Paul Bunyan's Axe, or just playing in The Game, historic rivalries are woven throughout the Big Ten Conference and all of college football. Here we honor the game's biggest rivalries and dig deep into the history and recent action within each one.

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