2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
2-1, 2nd in Big Ten - West
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2dChris Low

UW-Minnesota cancellation ends 113-year streak

With Minnesota having to cancel Saturday's football game against Wisconsin because of coronavirus-related problems, the longest uninterrupted series in FBS history will end at 113 consecutive years (1907 to 2019).

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Bama, ND, Clemson, OSU lead first CFP rankings

Alabama is No. 1 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, followed by Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State. BYU debuts at No. 14 despite a 9-0 start.

BYU makes a surprising fall in top-25 reveal (5:27)
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Badgers CB on PI calls: Refs wearing purple?

CB Caesar Williams said it felt like "the ref maybe had purple underneath their jerseys" when asked about pass interference penalties called against Wisconsin during its loss to Northwestern on Saturday.

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4dChris Low

College football Power Rankings for Week 12

The Big Ten featured two of the biggest games of the week. How will Ohio State's win and Wisconsin's loss impact this week's Power Rankings? And where does Oklahoma's big Bedlam victory slot the Sooners? All of that and more from Week 12.

Graham Mertz's 3 INTs prove costly in loss to Northwestern (1:31)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

With his team's 17-7 win vs Wisconsin Sat., Pat Fitzgerald has his first 5-0 Big Ten start & fifth 5-0 overall start as Northwestern head coach. Going into a game vs. Michigan State, its next opponent, NU has had a 5-0 or better record one previous time (5-0, 1-0) — a 2008 loss. NU will be seeking its third 6-0 Big Ten record (1936 & ‘95 - the latter with Fitzgerald at linebacker) & 5th overall 6-0 start (1930, ‘36, ‘59 & ‘62).

Wisconsin's Dike sheds tackle on 49-yard TD play (0:25)
Ramsey finds an open Mangieri for the short Northwestern TD (0:39)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

When Northwestern hosts Wisconsin Saturday, the Wildcats will be seeking their 21st five-win Big Ten season & seventh 5-0 conference record. NU started 5-0 in 1995 & ‘96 (with current head coach Pat Fitzgerald at linebacker), hadn't done it since 1936 and hasn't since, but 12 of its five-win Big Ten seasons have been from ‘95 on, including seven in Fitzgerald‘s 14-year tenure (4 of the last 5 seasons). NU seeks its 9th perfect 5-game overall start (1930, ‘36, ‘59, ‘62, 2008, ‘10, ‘12 & ‘15).


The CFB Pod: Negandhi and Pollack preview Bedlam, Wisconsin-Northwestern and Ohio State-Indiana. Plus, Jesse Palmer tells a classic Steve Spurrier story

Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing Bedlam, Oklahoma State’s defense, Spencer Rattler’s prolific play outside of the pocket, Oklahoma State’s offensive line getting pushed around, Cincinnati’s Jarrell White, Wisconsin’s offense, Ohio State-Indiana and their Week 12 picks. Later, Jesse Palmer stops by to talk Mac Jones, Kyle Trask, Ian Book, if College Football Playoff expansion is possible this season, Cincinnati-UCF, Northwestern and Steve Spurrier playing quarterback in practice.


The CFB Pod: The guys recap the College GameDay experience at Augusta National and discuss Jim Harbaugh's unraveling at Michigan

Herbie, Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast recapping the College GameDay experience at Augusta National with Herbie name-dropping Peyton Manning and Pollack fending off attacks from viewers for his on-camera look. Then, the guys discuss Jim Harbaugh’s unraveling at Michigan, Wisconsin looking sharp after two games, Kyle Trask lighting up Arkansas and what comes next for South Carolina after firing Will Muschamp.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Big Ten has the best chance of any conference to put multiple teams in the playoff, according to the Allstate Playoff Predictor. The Pac-12 has a 35% shot to put a single team in.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Allstate Playoff Predictor currently gives Northwestern and Indiana just a 3% and 2% chance to reach the playoff, respectively. But that would change quite a bit in the unlikely event both teams win on Saturday.

Team Stats

Passing Yards201.7Tied-92nd
Rushing Yards219.723rd
Points For33.7Tied-36th
Points Against11.7125th