The Return of The Axe

Minnesota 37, Wisconsin 15

The Minnesota/Wisconsin rivalry is the most played in FBS football. They first met in Minneapolis in 1890, with Minnesota winning 63-0.

On Saturday, the two teams met up for the 128th time. On the line, just like every year since 1948, was Paul Bunyan’s Axe. With a solid win at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, The Axe returns to the University of Minnesota campus for the first time since 2003.

The overall record between the two teams in the border rivalry is 60-60-8.


Golden Gopher Football players with The Axe; Photo credit:(AP/Andy Manis)

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One response to “The Return of The Axe

  • Larry

    As stated in my email to you –CONGRATS !!!! Hard to believe that after 128 games the series is tied 60 wins each with 8 ties, to me it’s even harder to believe when the Badgers won last year’s game they took their only, ever lead in the series standings and then it only lasted one year as it is back to being tied and next year the Gophers will host the game.

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