Category: game summary

Wildcats Beat Purdue, Bowl Hopes Still Alive

Northwestern dominated on both sides of the ball and accumulated over 600 yards of offense in a 45-17 win over the Purdue Boilermakers. The win evened the Cats record at 5-5, and kept it’s bowl hopes. They finish out the season with games against Minnesota and Illinois, needing to win one of the two. Leading... Read more »

Oh No And Two: Cats Lose Again

Your Northwestern Wildcats lost 9-7 to Illinois State this past Saturday, a team that plays in the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division 1-AA). In summary, NU lost to a team that’s one full level of football below them. Perhaps it’s fitting that the loss was to a team from the FCS, since it could also... Read more »

Cats End Season With Embarrassing Loss In Outback Bowl

If you woke up late on New Year’s Day, you aren’t alone. It appears as if the Northwestern Wildcats football team may have as well. Not sure how else you can explain a 45-6 steamrolling the Cats took against the Tennessee Volunteers in the 2016 Outback Bowl. It may have been sunny and 79 degrees... Read more »

Wildcats Must Forget Ugly Loss

Last Wednesday, I sat in a dentist’s chair for almost four hours. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? It’s safe to say Northwestern had a similar experience against Michigan last Saturday. Except that instead of strong narcotics to help deal with the pain, the Wildcats had to just endure whatever wrath Pat Fitzgerald felt was appropriate. If... Read more »

Wildcats Demolish Minnesota 27-0

If you were waiting for a dominant performance by Northwestern to consider them a real contender, this was the game you were waiting for. The Wildcats beat Minnesota so badly that by the end of the game, the Golden Gophers weren’t even bronze Gophers. The gopher from Caddyshack had a better day than Minnesota did... Read more »

Wildcats Run Over Eastern Illinois

Justin Jackson and Warren Long led a strong rushing attack for the Wildcats in an easy 41-0 victory over the Eastern Illinois Panthers. Northwestern outplayed the Panthers in every part of the game, following up the big win over Stanford with a shutout over it’s FCS opponent. Northwestern’s coaches must have seen a weakness in... Read more »