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After weeks of making fun of the Big Ten West for being a collection of hideous punt-lummoxes, Northwestern and Illinois went out there and put on the highest-scoring game in their history that was one of the wildest and most entertaining games of the season. The Illini were playing for their postseason life, Northwestern was playing to clinch a winning season and a slightly higher rung in the inexplicable Hierarchy of Bowl Game Prestige that is determined on how late the game is played and whether it is sponsored by a company that sells a product that most people would recognize versus a game that is sponsored by a mysterious online financial venture that will declared illegal within seven months; both teams were of course playing for the most prestigious trophy in North American sports: The Hat.