Staff predictions: Michigan State vs Northwestern

The Spartans are entering a critical part of the schedule and will head to Evanston for a trap game against the Wildcats of Northwestern. With Penn State and Ohio State on deck, can the Spartans avoid looking ahead? Check out what our writers think. Ryan Okerstrom: It’s pretty safe to say that MSU has cornered the market in ugly wins.  Last week’s game v. Indiana solidified that...
October 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats defense stands tall as they eke by Iowa

Northwestern oddly played for overtime after giving up the game-tying field goal with 90 seconds left. The wind was blowing hard from the south in NU’s face, so throwing the ball might have been rough. A couple runs from Justin Jackson later and the Cats were in overtime. That was a respect for the elements and maybe a distrust in his offense. But it was also something else. Something...
Via Talking 10
October 21, 2017

A booming 80-yard punt was the beginning of Northwestern turning the game around vs Iowa

The Northwestern Wildcats just came with a 17-10 overtime victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in Big Ten play, but were trailing 7-0 in the third quarter when punter Hunter Niswander crushed an 80-yard punt that was downed at Iowa’s three-yard line. You know if we’re doing a post on a punt that it has to be an incredible one, and this certainly was: That’s how you flip field position...
Via The Comeback
October 21, 2017

Predicting studs and duds for college football Week 8

The first seven weeks of college football have flown by. Somehow, we’re more than halfway through the season and after last week, it feels like we know less than when we started.The overwhelming dynamic of right now seems to be Alabama in a tier of its own. Behind them, eight other teams are fighting to be with the Crimson Tide, the problem being that half of them lost last week...
Via Sportsnaut
October 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Clayton Thorson is the puzzle Northwestern cannot solve

Clayton Thorson had an undeniable buzz entering the season. This is a quarterback that somehow was both getting talked about a lot in football circles, but was still under the radar. The Northwestern Wildcats are not exactly at the forefront for anyone in the college football landscape. It is easy to sweep them under the rug. Thorson was under the radar in the national picture, but...
Via Talking 10
October 18, 2017

WATCH: Saquon Barkley finally gets loose for 53-yard TD against Northwestern

Northwestern shut down Saquon Barkley to the tune of minus-one yards in the first half Saturday. But the Wildcats weren’t able to keep him in check for long once the second half got going.Showing off his signature blend of patience, vision, agility and pure speed, Barkley finally busted loose in the third quarter. He romped 53 yards for his second touchdown of the game, and the way...
Via Sportsnaut
October 07, 2017  |  Discuss

McSorley, Barkley lead Penn State over Northwestern 31-

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Trace McSorley threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, Saquon Barkley ran for two scores in the second half, and No. 4 Penn State beat Northwestern 31-7 on Saturday. McSorley completed 25 of 34 passes. He threw a 10-yard touchdown to backup quarterback Tommy Stevens in the second quarter and added a 5-yard TD run in the fourth. Barkley scored on a 1-yard leap and...
October 07, 2017

Top takeaways from college football Week 5

Tremendous statements were made in some huge games during college football Week 5, from which reverberations will be felt the rest of the season.Those who were lucky enough to stay up late for a special Friday Pac-12 after dark matchup between USC and Washington State witnessed the birth of something special for the minimally touted Cougars. Earlier in the evening, Miami made a statement...
Via Sportsnaut
October 01, 2017  |  Discuss
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