Minnesota knows how much is on the line against Wisconsin. It’s the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe.

The Golden Gophers will be tasked with slowing down a surging Wisconsin team under interim HC Jim Leonhard. Minnesota will be trying to take home the axe for the second year in a row.

Minnesota beat Wisconsin last season 23-13 in Minneapolis. Other than taking home the axe, a chance to tie up the all-time series is on the line as well. Wisconsin leads the series 62-61.

Both teams are already bowl eligible, but there’s still plenty to play for. The upperclassmen on the team will be wanting to finish their Minnesota careers with a win over the Badgers.

Wisconsin is coming off a close 15-14 win against Nebraska. On the other hand, Minnesota will be angry looking to avenge the 13-10 loss to Iowa from last week.

The battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe takes place at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN live from Madison, Wisconsin.