ITWASSOOTED: The battle for Paul Bunyans axe today

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The battle for Paul Bunyans axe today

wiscosin comes to Minnesota, and not just to work and biotch the vikings. Today number 23 takes on number 22 in a big ten conference clash both teams are second in the rankings of the bigten with 2-1 records. Neither team knows what incarnation of itself will show up week too week.

No. 23 Wisconsin (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) at No. 22 Minnesota (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten)
12:00 pm ET, ABC Sports
Memorial Stadium - Minneapolis, MN

Memorial Stadium? i think that was tore down in 1978 w00p

Another pair of nationally ranked foes face off in the 115th contest of the oldest continual series in college football when Minnesota hosts Wisconsin on Saturday. The teams have faced each other every year since 1907. Both teams have opened the past four seasons with at least five victories in their first six games.

Minnesota is coming off a 23-20 last-second win against Michigan that ended a 16-game losing streak against the Wolverines. The win propelled the 22nd-ranked Gophers into the national polls for a match up with the No. 23 Badgers that could affect the conference title race.

Ignited by Laurence Maroney's sensational running, Minnesota leads the league in rushing success, racking up an average of 280.5 yards per game. In last week's win, the Gophers outrushed the Wolverines, 264-94, while Maroney rushed for 129 yards and a touchdown and Gary Russell added 128 yards.

The Badgers are looking to rebound after a dramatic 51-48 setback at Northwestern last Saturday. They erased a 17-point deficit with 4:22 left in the game but could not overtake the Wildcats. Despite the loss, quarterback John Stocco ignitied the Badgers' offense, threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns - all of which were caught by Jonathan Orr.

Wisconsin has claimed eight of the last 10 meetings, winning 38-14 last year in Madison. Kickoff is set for noon ET, and the game is on ESPN.
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