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Scouting report: The Wildcats fell short on their upset bid in a 38-35 loss to No. 24 Illinois. Quarterback Dan Persa played his first game in almost a year after suffering a torn Achilles tendon, but left late in the game.
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Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Dan Persa was the 8th ranked national trending term on Twitter yesterday during <a href="http://www.thesportsbank.net/illinois-illini/illini-beat-northwestern-38-35-chicagos-big-ten-team/”>the Illinois-NU game. Not locally trending, but national. Given his story: playing in his first game in almost a year since tearing an Achilles tendon...
After spending the beginning of the 2011 season on the sidelines recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered last November, Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa returned with a bang, leading the Wildcats to a commanding 28-10 lead over No. 24 Illinois with four touchdown passes in the first three quarters. But Persa suffered a leg injury…
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It was a game that could have changed the Northwestern season. The Wildcats had Dan Persa back, had an 18-point lead on the road, and had momentum. Then, it all fell apart.
Northwestern did everything in its power to lose on the road at Illinois. So did the Fighting Illini. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, fate appeared to be favoring orange over purple in...
Northwestern senior forward John Shurna has been selected to the watch list for the 2011-12 John R. Wooden Award as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.