2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
8-4, 4th in Big Ten - West
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Wisconsin beats Minnesota behind Clement's late TDs (1:06)
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Clement secures Badgers lead with back-to-back rushing TDs (1:09)

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota leads Wisconsin 17-10 after three quarters and is threatening to ruin the Badgers' playoff hopes. Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook has been knocked out of the game, so it will be up to Bart Houston to rally the team late. Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner has been solid today, other than an interception thrown in the end zone. Minnesota has lost 12 consecutive games in this series, so a victory today would be extra sweet.

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Leidner runs it in from three yards out (0:21)

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota leads No. 6 Wisconsin 17-7 at halftime from Camp Randall Stadium. This is a pretty surprising score considering the Badgers have won 12 consecutive games in the series and are battling for a potential playoff spot. The Gophers have been the better team all half and trailed for only 14 seconds. A big key has been Gophers QB Mitch Leidner, who has nine rushes for 60 yards and a touchdown. He entered the day averaging 29.4 rushing yards per game.

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Wolitarsky hauls in 13-yard TD for Minnesota (0:33)

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Good afternoon from Camp Randall Stadium, where No. 6 Wisconsin plays host to Minnesota. The Badgers clinched the Big Ten West title with Nebraska's loss to Iowa yesterday, but there is so much more at stake. Wisconsin is trying to keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive and win Paul Bunyan's Axe for a 13th consecutive game against the Gophers.

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Wisconsin will cruise past Minnesota (1:00)
ESPN Stats & Info

Who will take home Paul Bunyan's axe?

ESPN's FPI projects that No. 6 Wisconsin will beat Minnesota on Saturday. This week's matchup marks the 126th meeting between the teams, the most-played rivalry in FBS history.

Badgers have edge vs. Gophers

Minnesota will have a tough time moving the ball. It has averaged 63 yards per game fewer than its opponents typically allow, and No. 6 Wisconsin's defense has held its competition to 109 yards below their average. Phil Steele predicts Wisconsin (-14) to win by double digits. Steele's best bets (Insider)

What is Minnesota's destiny?

There are two potential landing spots when it comes to bowl games for the Golden Gophers, according to ESPN's Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy. Bowl projections

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Badgers need to keep Paul Bunyan's Axe

If No. 6 Wisconsin is forced to give up the Axe to Minnesota, the Badgers would be eliminated from the playoff and would need help to win the Big Ten West. GameDay Kickoff

ESPN Stats & Info

Longest active rivalry games

Paul Bunyan's Axe is up for grabs when Minnesota and Wisconsin meet for the 110th straight year, the longest active continuous series in the FBS.

Team Stats

Passing Yards177.3108th
Rushing Yards186.456th
Points For30.361st
Points Against22.933rd

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