The Wildcats and Hoosiers played Big 12 style football: lots of offense, absolutely no defense. Northwestern’s offense rolled, and Indiana didn’t force a punt until halfway through the 4th quarter. The Wildcats snapped a 5-game losing streak, and earned their first win in the Big Ten season. Though any hopes of competing for a Big Ten title have long since passed, NU kept the slim hopes of a bowl game alive with the win.
Indiana took an early 7-0 lead on a Tre Roberson touchdown run, but the Wildcats took control after that, scoring 24 straight points to take a commanding lead. From that point, it was a back and forth match, with Northwestern heading into halftime with a 38-21 lead on three touchdown passes from Dan Persa, and another from Kain Colter.
The second half was more of the same, but at a slower pace. Colter hit Drake Dunsmore for a touchdown on NU’s first drive to make it 45-21. The team’s then traded touchdowns, and it became a running game. Jacob Sc...