Northwestern-Wisconsin Football Rivalry Renewed for Big Ten Finale

Posted by Jonathan Hodges on November-17-2009 Add Comments

Riding a two game winning streak (with both wins coming over Big Ten foes on the road), Northwestern (7-4, 4-3) comes back to Evanston for its 2009 regular season finale against BCS No. 16 Wisconsin (8-2, 5-2), who are fresh off of a 45-24 beatdown of Michigan last week in Madison.

Both teams have locked up bowl berths following the season, and this game is all about positioning for the postseason.  The Wildcats want to climb up the bowl ladder as high as possible, while the Badgers are looking to all but secure a January bowl and stay in the BCS at-large fringe (which could come to fruition if both Penn State and Iowa lose and UW wins out).

Northwestern and Wisconsin haven't met since the 2006 season, Coach Fitzgerald...

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