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A Major Upset Is Brewing In The Big 10 Today

Northwestern Wildcats' football stadium.

EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 29: A general view of Ryan Field as the Northwestern Wildcats take on the Indiana Hoosiers on September 29, 2012 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Indiana 44-29. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Wisconsin Badgers entered this afternoon's contest against Northwestern without starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook. Sidelined by a concussion, Hornibrook had to cheer on from the bench as sophomore Jack Coan got the start.

Although Coan has played well, the Badgers are struggling as a whole. As the teams head into the fourth quarter, Northwestern holds a 24-10 lead thanks to an impressive performance from quarterback Clayton Thorson.

The Wildcats hit a 26-yard field goal to take the two-touchdown lead with just under three minutes left in the third quarter.

Wisconsin went into the game as the No. 20 program in the nation, just a few spots behind fellow Big Ten members No. 17 Penn State and No. 18 Iowa.

With a win, Northwestern would hold a significant advantage in the Big Ten West - if Penn State takes care of Iowa that is.

Can the Wildcats hold on and force the upset? Or will the Badgers battle back?

Tune in to FOX to find out.