The Daily Northwestern

A defensive state of mind: NU 16, Ohio 8

Matt Forman

September 20, 2008

For the first time in 46 years, the Wildcats are 4-0.And yet there were points when Northwestern looked defeated in Saturday's 16-8 victory over Ohio.Coach Pat Fitzgerald's thoughts were centered on his team getting the win. But he acknowledged that NU did not play its best."I'm happy we're finding a w...

Cats handle Salukis with ease: NU 33, Southern Illinois 7

Jake Simpson

September 13, 2008

This week, there was no fourth-quarter drama. Tyrell Sutton and the Wildcats' defense made sure of that.The senior tailback had three touchdown runs, pacing Northwestern to a 33-7 drubbing of Southern Illinois.A week after squeaking past Duke 24-20, NU (3-0) dominated Southern Illinois (1-1) on both si...

Defense leads Cats to victory in season opener

Andrew Simon

September 6, 2008

Led by safety Brendan Smith, NU's new-look defense stole the spotlight in Saturday's 30-10 win over Syracuse.

Squirrels water skiing

September 6, 2008

Groundbreaking journalism.

NU escapes Duke with a win: NU 24, Duke 20

Matt Forman

September 4, 2008

From the bumpy landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to a roller coaster of a game, Northwestern's trip to Duke Saturday was tumultuous.With Hurricane Hanna poised to strike the Eastern seaboard, the Wildcats were poised to avenge last season's heartbreaking 20-14 loss to the Blue Devils.Bu...