After a sluggish start on both sides of the ball, the Badgers regrouped quickly. Jack Coan had one of his best games as a Badger, the secondary made a number of clutch plays against the Gophers’ stud receivers, and the Badgers made it a laugher with a dominant fourth quarter in a 38-17 win over Minnesota.
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In dispatching the ninth-ranked Gophers with relative ease, the Badgers did more than reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe after its one-year sabbatical and set up a rematch with second-ranked Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game.
On top of a dominating performance, Orr and a group of teammates stood at midfield and used the Axe as an oar, mocking Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck’s “Row the Boat” mantra.
A quick look at the 13th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers' win over the 9th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Relive the glory of the Huskers’ 1997 National Championship – and Tom Osborne’s final season as head coach – through amazing photographs from the Lincoln Journal Star.