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Following their dominating win over Michigan the Badgers take on Northwestern at the Camp on Saturday at 11:00 am.  Wisconsin comes in at 3-0 and the Wildcats are 1-2 with a win over UNLV and losses to Stanford and Michigan State.  Bucky will be without both starting safeties (Eric Burrell and Reggie Pearson) for the first half as a result of targeting calls.  Jack Coan has been impressive and JT has been JT.    Against Northwestern the Badger are 59-36-5 overall.  The first game between the two was played in 1890.  Pat Fitzgerald, who is in his 14th season as the Wildcats head coach, was an All American middle linebacker at NU.  Last year Wisconsin lost to Northwester 31-17.  Did you know that Northwestern played in the first major college football game to be played in only one direction (vs. Illinois at Wrigley Field, 2010)?  Did you know that Northwestern played in the first Big Ten night game vs Purdue in 1935?  Did you know that even before the Wildcats became the official school nickname for NU, a caged live bear cub named Furpaw was the team’s mascot? In 1923,  however, the team had a bad season and decided the mascot was bad luck.  During the following season, the nickname Wildcats was officially adopted by the university after the team’s defense was described as a “wall of Purple wildcats”  Did you know that the Badgers will continue their winning ways by starting the season 4-0 with a win over the Wildcats?

Written by regent_liquor on September 22nd, 2019