The battle for Paul Bunyan?s axe is a longstanding tradition between the Badgers and the Gophers, but fans came prepared to fight Saturday.
Despite the home-field advantage it wasn't just the Badgers fans that came out to support their team, Minnesota brought plenty of reinforcements too.
"We don't come here to watch losing football," Gophers fan Chris Harder said.
You can ask fans from either side of the playing field and they will tell you about the longest-running rivalry in Division 1 football.
"It's going to be a close game, but we are going to win. We will get Paul Bunyan's axe and we will win," Badgers fan Ann Powers said.
The Badgers have dominated the gophers for 10 straight wins, but Minnesota fans came to Camp Randall Saturday hoping to break the winning streak.
"We've taken a few beatings over the years, but hopefully this is the year it all changes," Gophers fan Andrew Lovelett said.