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Minnesota Knocked Off Wisconsin For The First Time Since 2003

Minnesota scores a touchdown against Wisconsin.

MADISON, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 24: Mohamed Ibrahim #24 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

College football fans may not know this, but Wisconsin vs. Minnesota is actually the sport's most-played rivalry game in history. For the last 14 years, however, it hasn't been all that competitive. Wisconsin had won 14 contests in a row.

Saturday, however, the tables finally turned. Minnesota, in search of its sixth win of the season, got a huge performance from Mohamed Ibrahim, who rushed for 121 yards and touchdown on 26 carries. The Golden Gophers both knocked off their hated rival for the first time in 15 years and qualified for a bowl game.

Minnesota had not held Paul Bunyan's Axe since 2003.

The game wasn't all that close, either. Minnesota won, 37-14, getting some payback for last year's 31-0 defeat.

After Minnesota's win, the all-time series is now tied again. The two squads are 60-60-8 against each other.

Wisconsin, after the loss, finishes the season with a 7-5 record. The Badgers will be a bowl team, but it will still be considered a disappointing season.

For Minnesota, it's a huge step forward in P.J. Fleck's second year. In two years, he has an 11-13 record thus far.