Posted September 02, 2012 on
Entering his senior season, Northwestern receiver Demetrius Fields felt he was being overlooked among the Wildcats' loaded depth at wideout. The performance Fields provided during NU's season-opening win over Syracuse proves he shouldn't be overlooked anymore.

By the Numbers: Analyzing Northwestern’s Win Over Syracuse

Each Sunday, we’ll analyze Northwestern’s game “by the numbers,” picking out the five most important statistics from the game. Here’s the week one installment. by Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan) Inside 4: Combined rushing yards for Treyvon Green and Mike Trumpy This spring, Northwestern figured it had finally found a solid running game outside of its quarterback...

Cardiac 'Cats squeak by Syracuse

Northwestern saw its 22-point third-quarter lead disappear, turning a blowout into a nailbiter. Syracuse's comeback would not matter as Trevor Siemian led a game-winning drive leading the Wildcats past the Orange, 42-41. NU was thrilled to earn a victory but has much to improve on.

Mark receives Big Ten honor

Northwestern junior specialist Venric Mark was named the Big Ten Special Teams Co-Player of the Week, that following his record-breaking performance against Syracuse.

DiNardo: Don't overlook win's importance

In its first installment, former Northwestern defensive tackle Jack DiNardo offers comments and concerns of the Wildcats' week-one win over the Syracuse Orange.

PWTV: Trevor Siemian leads the charge

Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian stepped in for Kain Colter and led the Wildcats to a game-winning drive.

Medline: Let Colter lead Wildcats

Northwestern junior quarterback Kain Colter showed the potential that he has as a starting quarterback while on the field in Saturday's game. writer Nick Medline argues that NU should ride Colter as its leader.

PWTV: Colter does his part

Northwestern junior quarterback Kain Colter was not in action during the game-winning drive, but did his part in helping the Wildcats to a 42-41 win over Syracuse.

PWTV: Nwabuisi helps NU to a win

Northwestern senior linebacker David Nwabuisi was a key part in helping the Wildcats to a 42-41 win over Syracuse.

Northwestern 42, Syracuse 41

Backup quarterback Trevor Siemian hit Demetrius Fields for a 9-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left and Northwestern held on to beat Syracuse 42-41 Saturday in the teams' season opener. Siemian, subbing for starter Kain Colter, drove the Wildcats 75 yards in 10 plays, taking advantage of a critical personal foul against Syracuse defender Keon Lyn for a late hit out of bounds...

Five good games you may have missed on Saturday

Most of us got to see Alabama take Michigan behind the wood shed and Clemson nip Auburn, but there were several less-heralded games this past Saturday that served up even more excitement than the contests that grabbed most of the headlines. Here’s the Cliffs Notes version of five barn burners that got college football started in style. Demetrius Fields’ game winning TD in the...
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