Wisconsin now owns the all-time series lead against Minnesota.
Heading into Saturday’s battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, the all-time series between the Badgers and Gophers was knotted at 59-59-1. This year was a tiebreaking year, with the winner of the 2017 bout getting the edge in the all-time head-to-head.
The Badgers now own a 60-59-1 lead after thrashing the Gophers 31-0 at TCF Bank Stadium to close out the regular season.
And Wisconsin’s players didn’t want Minnesota to forget who is now on top. Defensive lineman Chikwe Obasih wrote “60-59-1” on a whiteboard and held it up for the Gophers fans to see.
Later, several players posed with the whiteboard and Paul Bunyan’s Axe to commemorate the win.
The series dates back to 1890
Most-played rivalry in the FBS
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Wisconsin improved to 12-0 on the season and will head to Indianapolis next Saturday to play Ohio State in the B1G Championship Game. Minnesota ends the year at 5-7, one win short of bowl eligibility.