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Wisconsin and Nebraska began playing for the Freedom Trophy back in 2014. The trophy became the third Wisconsin plays for in rivalry games during the season, joining Paul Bunyan’s Axe (Minnesota) and the Heartland Trophy (Iowa).
The Badgers and Cornhuskers have a history that goes back to 1965–a game Nebraska won 37-0. But it is not a very storied history, as the two schools did not meet from 1974 until 2011 when Nebraska joined the Big Ten.
Nebraska has won one game against Wisconsin since joining the conference–a 2012 triumph that was quickly avenged with a 70-31 Wisconsin victory in the Big Ten Championship that year. Well, the Freedom trophy was introduced two years later in 2014.
The results from every game between the two schools since then?
2014: Wisconsin wins 59-24
2015: Wisconsin wins 23-21
2016: Wisconsin wins 23-17
2017: Wisconsin wins 38-17
2018: Wisconsin wins 41-24
2019: Wisconsin wins 37-21
A little history on the rivalry: pic.twitter.com/qCquwTOZKE
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) November 18, 2021