CHICAGO Teams

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Buckeyes' Weber carries defenders for first down (0:20)
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Buckeyes' Weber with 43-yard TD (0:33)
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Ohio State's Barrett runs in for TD (0:27)
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Pardon slams a dunk, gets block on other end (0:39)
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Ohio State with opening drive TD (0:25)
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Northwestern steamrolls Minnesota (0:36)
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Northwestern continues to pound Minnesota (0:24)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Northwestern's 39-0 victory over Minnesota Saturday is its largest victory margin in a Big Ten game since a 48-0 defeat of Illinois in 1970, also in Evanston.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

N'western's 21-year gap between 6-game winning streaks pales next to an ongoing one. Indiana last won 6 straight in its 1967 Rose Bowl season. After beating Minn. 39-0 Sat., NU faces Illinois next, seeking its 1st 7-game streak since a school-record 9 wins in a row in its ‘95 Rose Bowl season.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The 39-0 Northwestern win vs. Minnesota Saturday is its largest victory margin ever over the Gophers, surpassing a 42-6 W in 1943, also in Evanston. It's NU's 2nd shutout against Minn. in 3 years (27-0 in 2015).

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Falzon making his first appearance since November 2016. Was one of Northwestern's best perimeter shooters in the 2015-16 season. 6-foot-8 forward.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Hot start for Northwestern against La Salle after suffering a loss on Wednesday night. They have 11 points -- Bryant McIntosh has scored or assisted every point thus far.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern's Justin Jackson today joined former Wisconsin Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne as the only Big Ten players to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in all four seasons. Only eight other players have ever done it.

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Northwestern's defense comes up with big turnover (0:32)
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FPI: Northwestern favored vs. Minnesota

The Wildcats are on a five-game winning streak and have never won six straight in the same season under Pat Fitzgerald. Their last six-game winning streak in a single season was in 1996, when Fitzgerald was a senior LB and helped lead Northwestern to a 9-3 record.

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FPI: Buckeyes overwhelming favorites vs. Illini

Ohio State has won eight straight and 11 of the last 12 meetings between these schools. Illinois' last win in the series came in 2007, when the unranked Illini stunned the No. 1-ranked Buckeyes in Columbus. ESPN's FPI feels good about OSU's chances at home on Saturday.

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FPI: Fighting Irish heavily favored vs. Navy

The Midshipmen snapped a five-game losing streak versus Notre Dame in 2016, winning 28-27. They haven't won back-to-back games in this series since 2009-10. But ESPN's FPI likes the Fighting Irish's chances of bouncing back after suffering an embarrassing 33-point loss to Miami last week.