MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin continued its in-season ascent with a 38-13 drubbing of Minnesota on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers have now won three straight Big Ten games and hold a three-game lead in the Leaders Division race.
Wisconsin dominated Minnesota on the ground, out-gaining the Gophers 337-96. And although the Badgers haven't yet played the meat of their conference schedule, they've won the games they were supposed to, setting themselves up for another trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten championship.
Here are five things we learned about Wisconsin from Saturday's game:
1. Paul Bunyan's Axe is staying in Madison for another year.
This group of Wisconsin players doesn't know anything aside from laying claim to the famous Axe. It was hardly in doubt on Saturday, as the Badgers pulled away in the second half.
Wisconsin now has beaten Minnesota nine straight times dating back to 2003. That matches the longest winning streak by either team i...