More Than Axe at Stake for Badgers in Border Battle

More Than Axe at Stake for Badgers in Border Battle

There’s a fairly long list of incentives for the Wisconsin Badgers football team in its latest Big Ten Conference border battle with Minnesota.

The game tomorrowat TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will determine the Big Ten West Division winner, possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe for at least the next year and who has the upper hand in a landmark series that began in 1890 and is now deadlocked at 60-60-8.

Also up for grabs is a potential Rose Bowl berth, the eighth 10-win regular season in UW history and bragging rights in the most-played rivalry in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

An item you can add to the list for the No. 13 Badgers (9-2 overall, 6-2 in the Big Ten) in their match-up with No. 9 Minnesota (10-1, 7-1) is equaling the longest road winning streak vs. a current league opponent in school history.

Running back Jonathan Taylor– currently the No. 2 rusher in the NCAAneeds 144 rushing yards to become the first ball-carrier in FBS history to amass 6,000 in his first three college seasons, adding another bullet point to his Heisman Trophy resume. In 15 true road games in his career, Taylor is averaging 147 rushing yards per outing.

We’ll have Border Battle coverage for you on 940 WFAW tomorrow, starting at high noon.