Tag: big 10

Austin Carr Named Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist

The “season of Carr” continues for Northwestern, as it’s senior wide receiver was named a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award. The Biletnikoff goes to the “outstanding college football receiver regardless of position”. Carr is one of ten semifinalists, despite not being on the original watch list when the season started. He was added to the... Read more »

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 »

Well Received: Austin Carr Leading Big Ten

After 8 games, Wildcats WR Austin Carr is the leading receiver in the Big Ten. Yes, you read that correctly. As hard as it is to belive, Carr, a senior from Benicia, California, leads all wide-outs in five categories. Nationally, he’s ranked in the top 15 in four receiving categories. Receptions: 58 (#1 Big 10)... 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 »

Things I Liked: Week 1

Since sometimes I feel like I focus on parts of the game that weren’t good, I decided to start a weekly feature about what I liked from each game. Unless you are a total Debbie Downer, hopefully you will like it too. Things I liked can be from either team, or just a random observation... Read more »

Meet The Cats: 2016 Depth Chart

Starter/Backup Bold– Team Captains Offense: QB: #18 Clayton Thorson / #7 Matt Alviti RB: #21 Justin Jackson / #13 Warren Long SB: #9 Garrett Dickerson / #84 Cameron Green WR: #80 Austin Carr / #82 Andrew Scanlan WR: #2 Flynn Nagel / #15 Macan Wilson WR: #4 Solomon Vault / #17 Marcus McShepard LT: #72... Read more »

Dennis Green At Northwestern: An Appreciation

When the news of the passing of Dennis Green broke this past Friday, my first thought was about Dennis Green the NFL coach. Who can forget the 1998 Minnesota Vikings with Chris Carter, Robert Smith and Randy Moss? What about (especially in Chicago) “they are who we thought they were”, which he said after a... Read more »

Three Wildcats Wait For The Call In 2016 NFL Draft

Not far from Evanston, one of the biggest events in football is taking place, starting tonight. The 2016 NFL Draft begins tonight in Chicago, and it holds even more interest for three former Wildcats. Although not expected to hear their names called tonight in round one, Dean Lowry, Nick VanHoose, and Dan Vitale could be... Read more »

Class Of 2016 Announced; Cats Add 22

Earlier today, Northwestern announced it’s class of 2016, adding 22 new players to the football squad. The 2016 class includes 19 that signed a letter of intent, one who has already enrolled, and two walk-ons. NU fans won’t have to wait too long to get a look at the new faces. Spring practice opens on... Read more »

Wildcats Finish Ranked In Final Polls

Despite the rough loss to Tennessee in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day, Northwestern’s 10-3 record was good enough to keep them ranked in the final AP and Coaches Polls of the season. NU finished #22 in the final Coaches Poll of the season, down ten spots from it’s previous rank before the loss... Read more »