2016 NFL Draft: Outback Bowl Scouting Preview: Northwestern vs. Tennessee

The Outback bowl is back and it turns 30 this year, by celebrating we have Northwestern playing Tennessee in their second ever matchup (the last time was the 1997 Citrus Bowl). By: Matt and Mike Vahey This is Northwestern’s first bowl game in 3 seasons, missing out the last two seasons. They look to ride their gritty approach to cap off what’s been a season of late game thrills...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 16 Northwestern tops Illinois for 10th win, fifth straight

CHICAGO -- Justin Jackson rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown, and No. 16 Northwestern beat Illinois 24-14 on Saturday.Freshman Clayton Thorson threw for 146 yards and a score as Northwestern (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) avenged last year's 47-33 home loss to Illinois. It was the fifth consecutive win for the Wildcats, putting them in position for a Jan. 1 bowl game.A few hours before Illinois...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern looks to keep big goals in sight against Purdue

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) A school record for wins and a spot in a prestigious bowl are still there for Northwestern's taking. The Wildcats could even play for the Big Ten championship. They cannot afford a slip-up. No. 24 Northwestern comes into Saturday's game against Purdue eyeing its third straight win after back-to-back blowout losses, its sights set on some rather lofty goals...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue-Northwestern Preview

Northwestern is eagerly looking forward to 2016. That's because the Wildcats are aiming to start next year by playing in a high-profile bowl game. To get there, though, they must put themselves in position to do so starting with Saturday's home game against lowly Purdue. Third in the Big Ten's West Division, No. 24 Northwestern (7-2, 3-2) would have to win out and get help to reach...
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November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing Northwestern Football’s win at Nebraska

The Northwestern Wildcats headed to Nebraska Sunday, Oct. 25 hoping to avoid a third straight loss. After a back-and-forth game, the ‘Cats came away with a much needed win with a final score of 30-28. History told us this would be a close game. In the five matchups between the Wildcats and the Cornhuskers since Nebraska joined the Big Ten, four have been decided by three or fewer...
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Play of the Game: Akrum cracks ‘em

DOWN, DISTANCE: Iowa faced second and 8 from the Northwestern 35 SCORE/TIME: Iowa led 3-0, first play of the second quarter FORMATION, PERSONNEL: Iowa — three wide receivers, one tight end, one running back; Northwestern — four defensive linemen, two linebackers, five defensive backs WHAT HAPPENED: Iowa RB Akrum Wadley took the handoff, ran to the left and burst up the sidelines...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
October 17, 2015

Michigan Football 2015 opponent reconnaissance: Northwestern

In this eight-part series (Utah, Maryland, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota, Rutgers, Penn State, Ohio State), we’ll freshen up on the Wolverine’s eight most noteworthy opponents of the upcoming season. Note: These are not game previews. The sole purpose here is to get familiar with who, and what, to expect from these teams in 2015.  After a dismal five-win outing in...
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Badger Opposition Research: 2014 Northwestern post-spring edition

Welcome back from our little break here on B.O.R., as we needed some time to get in to the actual goings on of our wonderful foes to the south. After checking out the Illini in Champaign last we were together, it’s time to head north and take a look at the other Illinois school in the Badgers division. Of course, we’re talking about the Northwestern Wildcats. Saying it’s been...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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