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2012 Northwestern Wildcats Football Quickview
2011 Record: 6-7
Head Coach: Pat Fitzgerald- 7th year 40-36
Returning Starters: 10 5- Offense 5- Defense
Nonconference Schedule Breakdown: Three also-rans dot the Wildcat nonconference schedule in 2012…opening on the road is tough and playing in the Carrier Dome is no easy task either…so Kain Colter and Northwestern will be tested right out of the gate..then they host Vanderbilt and Boston College before ending the non-Big Ten agenda vs South Dakota….no easy weeks at all for Northwestern.. hopefully this ledger improves the Wildcats enough to make some legit noise in the Big Ten…but to do that, the defense has to get better.
Schedule Rank (in the Big Ten) 8th hardest: opening the season on the road is something of a difficult task…you really have an idea of what your team is about, but you really don’t know until you see them in game situations…Syracuse will pose challenges…but the Wildcats open the Big Ten portion of the
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Offense – Returning Starters – 5; Key Departures – QB, Dan Persa. WR, Jeremy Ebert (7th round, Patriots). TE, Drake Dunsmore (7th round, Buccaneers). OT, Al Netter
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Northwestern’s leading passer, rusher and receiver are all the same person: 2012 quarterback Kain Colter. A more accomplished...
It has been more than six decades since Northwestern won a bowl game, and the current players were in elementary school when the 2000 team captured a share of the Big Ten title, the most recent one for the program.
That's something the Wildcats hope to change this year behind quarterback Kain Colter.
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Northwestern senior receiver Demetrius Fields gives an outlook of the Wildcats' talented wideouts, including how the depth will translate to the playing field.
Northwestern sophomore safety Ibraheim Campbell built a solid first season, but was part of a struggling secondary. He hopes the group will prove doubters wrong this season.
Northwestern senior offensive tackle Pat Ward discusses the role of guarding Kain Colter's blind side, plus competition on the offensive line.