Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 10/20/11
The Penn State Nittany Lions are heading out to Evanston, Illinois for their first ever road test against a West Division foe, and their only night game of the season.  To help us here in the NLD understand the task Penn State is up against this week-end, Philip Rossman-Reich has stopped by from LakeThePosts.com to give us a few tips on this year's Nortwestern Wildcats.   NittanyLionsDen.com: There is no doubt that Dan Persa is one of the biggest names to play for Northwestern football in a while.  However, he was not available for the first three games as he recovered from surgery.  How did the team play in his absence?  How have they played since his return? Does he look like he has recovered fully? LakeThePosts.com: The team played better than expected in his absence. Kain Colter stepped in and showed a lot of potential. He made some nice throws and made a lot of plays. Pat Fitzgerald has continued to try to find ways to get Colter on the field with Persa back in there. You
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