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A Rivalry Incomplete: Welcome Back Wildcats

It's been a long time since Ohio State last played Northwestern. Some things are the same for the Purple and White -- starting with the head coach and his staff -- but many have changed. Catch up on the growth of the Wildcats program in this primer.

One of the quirks of fate is that every time Northwestern football has been at its peak in the past two decades, the Wildcats have avoided playing Ohio State. In 1995 and '96, the Wildcats went to the Rose Bowl and Florida Citrus Bowl in consecutive years, winning the Big Ten championship each time. The Buckeyes were not on the schedule each of those years, drubbing the Wildcats by a 49-6 score...

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