Snapping a three-game losing streak, the Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 20-17, in overtime on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

With the win, Wisconsin moved back to .500 at 3-3 and captured their second-straight victory in the Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe.

Played annually since 1907, making it college football’s longest continuous rivalry, the Badgers extended their narrow lead in the all-time series with Minnesota to 62-60-8.

Addressing the media postgame, head coach Paul Chryst talked about what this win meant for his program.

Redshirt senior Garrett Groshek, who surpassed his season yardage total on the afternoon, was Wisconsin’s standout player, carrying the football 24 times for 154 yards and a score.

Quarterback Graham Mertz, a redshirt freshman, started his sixth consecutive game, but was forced to leave late in the third quarter after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit on a scramble.

Redshirt sophomore Chase Wolf stepped in for him, throwing a four-yard touchdown pass to redshirt senior Jack Dunn. Senior Jack Coan, who started all 14 games in 2019 but has yet to play this season, was still unavailable because of a right foot injury.

If the Badgers accept a bowl invitation, they will be gunning for their sixth victory in the last seven years. Prior to dropping the Rose Bowl to the Oregon Ducks, 28-27, on January 1, Wisconsin had won five straight bowl games, dating to their 34-31 overtime triumph over the Auburn Tigers in the Outback Bowl on January 1, 2015.