The last time Northwestern won at Wisconsin, Pat Fitzgerald was a recent college grad working his first coaching job, as an assistant with the Idaho Vandals.
Camp Randall Stadium hasn’t been a kind host to Northwestern in recent years.
The Wildcats have lost their past four trips to Wisconsin by a combined 120 points, including a 70-23 beatdown in 2010.
Their last win came Sept. 23, 2000, a 47-44 victory in two overtimes.
The unranked Wildcats toppled No. 7 Wisconsin when Damien Andersen ran 12 yards for the game-winning score after holding the Badgers to a field goal in the second overtime.
Anderson rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns in the win while Wisconsin’s Michael Bennett had 293 yards on 48 carries. The Wildcats forced overtime when Tim Long connected on a 46-yard field goal as time expired.
Now in his 10th season as head coach, Fitzgerald leads No. 20 Northwestern back to the site of the thrilling victory Saturday, seeking its first win there in more than 15 years. The game marks just the fourth time since 1999 that two ranked teams will meet at Camp Randall in November.
Wisconsin, No. 25 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, is unbeaten in the previous three games.
Kickoff is 2:30 p.m.