The Daily Northwestern

Football: Biggest upsets in NU history

Danny Daly

November 7, 2009

Under coach Ara Parseghian in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Northwestern was one of the premier football programs in the country, beating nine top-10 teams. The magical 1959 season was the height of Parseghian's success in Evanston - NU won its first six games, including victories over No. 2 Oklahoma an...

Notebook: Kafka, Persa rotate at quarterback in victory

Robbie Levin

November 6, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Some say a team with two quarterbacks has no quarterback. That wasn't the case for the Wildcats on Saturday.After starter Mike Kafka left the Penn State game in the second quarter with a tweaked hamstring, there was speculation on the senior gunslinger's status. Kafka was not liste...

Todd: Quarterback injury d

Christine Todd

November 6, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa - One part of Halloween still haunts me: senior quarterback Mike Kafka's slow-motion fall to the Ryan Field turf.Kafka's injury did what we all hoped it wouldn't. It completely zapped the energy from the stadium on Central Street. Northwestern fans deflated after holding their breaths f...

Sidebar: Wootton’s return helps NU ruin Iowa’s run for perfection

Robbie Levin

November 5, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Players could sense it this week at practice. On Saturday, Northwestern fans saw it firsthand.Corey Wootton is back.On a second-and-10 from Iowa's 6-yard line early in the second quarter, Wootton rushed practically untouched into the Hawkeyes' backfield. That's where the senior defen...

NU shocks No. 4 Iowa on the road 17-10

Danny Daly

November 5, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Shortly before Saturday's kickoff, Northwestern Athletic Director Jim Phillips said he had a good feeling about the Wildcats' chances and predicted a "fun afternoon." Just more than three hours later, a jubilant Phillips was outside the tunnel to NU's locker room, bear-hugging coach Pa...