Wisconsin at Minnesota: Five Facts About the Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe

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On Saturday the oldest rivalry in the history of college football continues as the 19th ranked Wisconsin Badgers will travel to TCF Bank Stadium to take on the 25th ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers.

This will be the 123rd time that the Gophers and Badgers face off against each other. Not only does the winner of the border-battle have bragging rights for the next year against their hated rivals from across the Mississippi River, but the winner also comes home with the coveted trophy of “Paul Bunyan’s Axe.”

Here are five facts you may or may not know about this storied rivalry.

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