Football: Hilinski, wide receivers showcase chemistry in 21-7 win over Rutgers

Football During a press conference on Monday, sophomore quarterback Ryan Hilinski expressed the importance of having fun while playing because ‘it makes the weeks easier.’ After Saturday, the quart...

Author: Lawrence Price, Assistant Sports Editor
Posted: October 16, 2021, 10:34 pm

Football: Northwestern’s defense stifles Rutgers, controls the line of scrimmage in its first Big Ten win

Football Chris Bergin went into Saturday’s game against Rutgers as the Big Ten’s leader in tackles. Unlike its graduate linebacker, Northwestern’s defense was near the bottom of the conference stat...

Author: Drew Schott, Gameday Editor
Posted: October 16, 2021, 10:21 pm

Football: Propelled by strong all-around performance, Northwestern rights ship in dominant 21-7 win over Rutgers

Football Against the co-inventors of college football, Northwestern reinvented itself. On the heels of a 56-7 beatdown at the hands of Nebraska, the Wildcats regrouped over their bye week. The resu...

Author: Patrick Andres, Senior Staffer
Posted: October 16, 2021, 10:12 pm

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 21, Rutgers 7

Football After Northwestern’s 56-7 loss at Nebraska two weeks ago, one of the worst of Coach Pat Fitzgerald’s tenure, it looked like the Wildcats’ chances at bowl eligibility were slipping away. Bu...

Author: Gabriela Carroll, Senior Staffer
Posted: October 16, 2021, 7:24 pm

Football: How Jeremy Meiser became a dominant force on Northwestern’s defensive line

Following the 2020 season, first-year defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil and defensive line coach Marty Long searched the transfer portal as part of their effort to retool Northwestern’s defensive li...

Author: Drew Schott , Gameday Editor
Posted: October 15, 2021, 6:58 am

Football: Bye week gives Northwestern’s offensive line time to ready for Rutgers

Many things did not go in Northwestern’s favor in its 56-7 loss to Nebraska two weeks ago.  The Wildcats’ defense allowed 657 yards, the most in a game under coach Pat Fitzgerald. NU’s rushing atta...

Author: Lawrence Price, Assistant Sports Editor
Posted: October 15, 2021, 6:51 am

Football: Northwestern and Hilinski’s Hope team up to break down mental health stigma

Content Warning: This story contains mention of suicide. This year, Northwestern participated in College Football Mental Health Week for the first time.  The Wildcats kicked off the week at their O...

Author: Gabriela Carroll, Senior Staffer
Posted: October 15, 2021, 6:21 am

Football: Northwestern welcomes improved Rutgers for Homecoming, looks to rebound from Nebraska

There was a time not long ago when Rutgers was synonymous with futility in college football. The Scarlet Knights were the team every Big Ten squad looked forward to playing. In 2016, they were outg...

Author: Patrick Andres, Senior Staffer
Posted: October 15, 2021, 6:04 am

Schott: Beating Rutgers is crucial for Northwestern. It may define the remainder of the Wildcats’ 2021 season.

Northwestern is at a crossroads.  The Wildcats are so far winless against Power Five opponents and Nebraska just dealt them a 56-7 drubbing. NU’s defense has given up the most yards in the Big Ten ...

Author: Drew Schott , Gameday Editor
Posted: October 14, 2021, 6:26 am

Football: Inside Northwestern’s defensive struggles against big plays

Football Northwestern’s 0-3 record against Power Five opponents this season is surprising considering last year’s Big Ten West title. But the fashion of those three losses has been nothing short of...

Author: John Riker, Sports Editor
Posted: October 8, 2021, 6:41 am

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Football: Hilinski, wide receivers showcase chemistry in 21-7 win over Rutgers

Football During a press conference on Monday, sophomore quarterback Ryan Hilinski expressed the importance of having fun while playing because ‘it makes the weeks easier.’ After Saturday, the quarterback and Northwestern (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) can take that breather., The Wildcats won their first Big Ten game of the season against Rutgers 21-7. of the...

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Author: Lawrence Price, Assistant Sports Editor
Posted: October 16, 2021, 10:34 pm

Football: Northwestern’s defense stifles Rutgers, controls the line of scrimmage in its first Big Ten win

Football Chris Bergin went into Saturday’s game against Rutgers as the Big Ten’s leader in tackles. Unlike its graduate linebacker, Northwestern’s defense was near the bottom of the conference statistics. After five games under new defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil, the unit gave up an average of 448.6 yards and 27.2 points per game. Saturday was...

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Author: Drew Schott, Gameday Editor
Posted: October 16, 2021, 10:21 pm

Football: Propelled by strong all-around performance, Northwestern rights ship in dominant 21-7 win over Rutgers

Football Against the co-inventors of college football, Northwestern reinvented itself. On the heels of a 56-7 beatdown at the hands of Nebraska, the Wildcats regrouped over their bye week. The result was a Homecoming performance that showcased NU’s offensive and defensive talent and a 21-7 win over Rutgers — the Cats’ first Big Ten victory...

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Author: Patrick Andres, Senior Staffer
Posted: October 16, 2021, 10:12 pm

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