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Come follow along as the Wildcats seek to improve to 6-0

It's finally here. After a long week, game day between the #13 Northwestern Wildcats and the #18 Michigan Wolverines is upon us. Featuring two of the top defenses in the nation, it's expected to be a bloodbath between the two rivals.

Michigan is coming off its second straight shutout, a 28-0 win over Maryland, while the Wildcats also earned a shutout last week, beating Minnesota 27-0.

The Wolverines will be getting back leading rusher De'Veon Smith, who missed last week with an ankle injury. The Wolverines' quarterback is a familiar foe to the Wildcats: fifth-year senior Jake Rudock, who spent the first four years of his career at Iowa.

For the Wildcats, the game will be predicated on how well they can run the ball against a ferocious Michigan defensive front. Workhorse back Justin Jackson will see a lot of touches today, and redshirt freshman quarterback Clayton Thorson will hope to forget his last away game: a two-interception performance against Duke.

Northwestern looks to move to 6-0 for the first time since 1962 and end a four-year losing streak to Michigan. Come discuss one of the biggest games on the national slate this weekend!