21.10.12

THE AXE REMAINS IN MADISON.

It's nine straight years now.
[Wisconsin linebacker Mike] Taylor and the other seniors will leave knowing UW (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten Conference) extended its streak to nine consecutive victories over the Gophers (4-3, 0-3), matching the longest winning streak by either side in the rivalry that began in 1890 and includes 122 games.
Wisconsin crossed Minnesota up with a new formation. I was not able to watch the game, but heard commentators after the game saying you could see surprise in a football team.
[Wisconsin] unveiled "The Barge" on its second series with the game scoreless.

[Tailback James] White gained 8 yards to the Minnesota 14 and then scored around right end on the next play to help UW take a 7-0 lead with 9 minutes 21 seconds left in the opening quarter. He added runs of 2, 4 and 4 yards in "The Barge" on a second-half touchdown drive.
And thus the Axe remains in friendly hands.


Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel photo by Mark Hoffman.

The string of posts keeping track of the Axe gets longer and longer.

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