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Minnesota cornerback Kyle Henderson, lower left, can't stop Wisconsin running back John Clay (32) from a four-yard touchdown run during the second half Saturday in Madison, Wis. (Associated Press)

Gophers chopped down by Badgers in battle for 'Axe'


By Colin Fly, AP Sports Writer

MADISON, Wis. -- John Clay ran for three touchdowns and freshman James White added two more to lead No. 20 Wisconsin to a 41-23 win over Minnesota on Saturday to keep Paul Bunyan's Axe for the seventh straight year.

Clay ran for 111 yards and White had 118 in the most lopsided victory for Wisconsin (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) in the most played rivalry in Division I football, which dates to 1890.

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