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Photos: Badgers beat Gophers to reclaim Axe, earn spot in Big Ten title game

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Gophers host Badgers in big college football game
Minnesota Gopher football fans look on as their team falls behind the Wisconsin Badgers in a game on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Kerem Yücel for MPR News

Updated: 8:10 p.m.

The Wisconsin Badgers beat the Minnesota Gophers 38-17 on Saturday, winning back Paul Bunyan’s Axe, reclaiming the edge in a longstanding college football rivalry and dashing Minnesota’s hopes of playing in the Big Ten championship game.

Instead, it will be the Badgers taking on Ohio State to decide the conference title. The Gophers will have to wait to find out which bowl game they’ll head to.

Here are some photos from the game in the snow and rain at TCF Bank Stadium.