Wisconsin defeats Minnesota 38-17 to take back Paul Bunyan's Axe

After a slow start, the Wisconsin Badgers erupted for a 38-17 win over Minnesota to win the Big Ten West Division and advance to next Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game.

Minnesota scored on their second play from scrimmage with 12:30 left in the first quarter, but from there on, it was all Wisconsin.

The Badgers got three touchdowns from Jonathan Taylor, and also got scores from Kendric Pryor on a jet sweep and Quintez Cephus on a game-breaking 41-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to lift Wisconsin to victory.

Wisconsin also takes a 61-60-8 lead in the all-time series between the teams, in a series played since 1890.

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