Football: Why Northwestern has struggled so much in nonconference games during recent years

Football This past Saturday, Northwestern fell flat as 21-point favorites and imploded in the second half en route to a 39-34 loss to Akron, the program’s most embarrassing loss in a long time. Wai...

Author: Ben Pope, Gameday Editor
Posted: September 20, 2018, 5:57 pm

Football: Thorson’s second-half disaster dooms Northwestern

Football The first time the ball left Clayton Thorson’s right hand and ended in an Akron touchdown, Northwestern realized it was locked in a tight contest. The second time the Zips scored on a play...

Author: Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor
Posted: September 16, 2018, 3:43 pm

Football: Dysfunctional Northwestern collapses in second half of chaotic 39-34 loss to Akron

Football The metaphorical curtains pulled across Ryan Field at halftime — intermission, if you will — of a predictable but pleasant musical, one with a few missed notes but plenty of Wildcat smiles...

Author: Ben Pope, Gameday Editor
Posted: September 16, 2018, 5:52 am

Rapid Recap: Akron 39, Northwestern 34

Football What looked like an easy victory for Northwestern quickly became the Wildcats’ worst nightmare as NU (1-2, 1-0 Big Ten) lost 39-34 to middling MAC opponent Akron, blowing a 21-3 lead in th...

Author: Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor
Posted: September 16, 2018, 3:29 am

Football: RPOs continue to dominate discussion ahead of Akron game

Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald went viral on Tuesday by calling run-pass options schemes “communist” in his weekly news conference, mostly in reference to the fact that blocking linemen frequently s...

Author: Ben Pope, Gameday Editor
Posted: September 14, 2018, 12:16 am

Football: Numerous squandered opportunities plague Northwestern’s offense against Duke

Football Northwestern’s first drive in its 21-7 loss to Duke on Saturday was basically perfect. The 13 drives that followed were anything but. Nine of those 13 drives ended in Blue Devils territory...

Author: Ben Pope, Gameday Editor
Posted: September 9, 2018, 12:26 am

Football: Offensive line woes lead to Northwestern’s first loss in 11 months

Football Northwestern’s two-quarterback system may get all the attention, but it was the Duke defensive line that dominated in the Blue Devils’ 21-7 victory Saturday at Ryan Field. Both senior Clay...

Author: Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
Posted: September 8, 2018, 9:21 pm

Rapid Recap: Duke 21, Northwestern 7

Football Just like in the season opener, a high-scoring first half dissolved into a second-half defensive slugfest. This time, however, Northwestern was the team that entered halftime trailing by t...

Author: Ben Pope, Gameday Editor
Posted: September 8, 2018, 7:09 pm

Football: Northwestern gets third chance to contain Daniel Jones’ Duke offense

Football Duke quarterback Daniel Jones ran all over Northwestern last year, scrambling for 108 yards and two touchdowns (along with 305 yards and two more touchdowns through the air) in a performan...

Author: Ben Pope, Gameday Editor
Posted: September 6, 2018, 11:07 pm

Football: Northwestern opens 2018 with 31-27 escape at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Coach Pat Fitzgerald said the world would know his starting quarterback at 8:06 p.m. on Thursday. But as Northwestern started on defense, the suspense dragged on a longer — u...

Author: Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor
Posted: August 31, 2018, 6:00 am

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Football: Why Northwestern has struggled so much in nonconference games during recent years

Football This past Saturday, Northwestern fell flat as 21-point favorites and imploded in the second half en route to a 39-34 loss to Akron, the program’s most embarrassing loss in a long time. Wait — scratch that. More like the program’s most embarrassing loss since … just two years ago, when FCS-level Illinois State came...

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Author: Ben Pope, Gameday Editor
Posted: September 20, 2018, 5:57 pm

Football: Thorson’s second-half disaster dooms Northwestern

Football The first time the ball left Clayton Thorson’s right hand and ended in an Akron touchdown, Northwestern realized it was locked in a tight contest. The second time the Zips scored on a play that began with the senior signal-caller marshalling the Wildcats’ offense, it gave the visitors their first lead. And the third...

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Author: Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor
Posted: September 16, 2018, 3:43 pm

Football: Dysfunctional Northwestern collapses in second half of chaotic 39-34 loss to Akron

Football The metaphorical curtains pulled across Ryan Field at halftime — intermission, if you will — of a predictable but pleasant musical, one with a few missed notes but plenty of Wildcat smiles and enough feel-good moments to justify the price of admission. Those curtains pulled back 20 minutes later and unveiled a scene that...

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Author: Ben Pope, Gameday Editor
Posted: September 16, 2018, 5:52 am

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