The Daily Northwestern

Sidebar: One play away from ending the drought

Matt Forman

December 29, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - Despite pundits' predictions and pessimists' prophecies, Northwestern went toe-to-toe with Missouri for a 15-round dogfight, forcing the Big 12 North champions to the brink.The Wildcats won the turnover and time-of-possession battles and contained the high-powered, dual-threat attack of ...

Heartbreaker: Mizzou 30, NU 23

Jake Simpson

December 29, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - In many ways, Northwestern played the perfect game in the Alamo Bowl.Pat Fitzgerald's squad outgained Missouri by almost 100 total yards, forced three critical turnovers, and held the ball for more than 35 minutes. The Wildcats overcome injuries to key players and special teams miscues t...

Alamo Bowl keys to the game

Andrew Simon

December 28, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - Northwestern vs. Missouri. We've been talking about it for a few weeks now, with all sorts of analysis and opinions flying around. With game time growing ever closer, let's boil it all down to the five most crucial things to watch for from the Alamo Bowl.1. Will C.J. Bachér make his ...

Offense finally discovers its rhythm

Jake Simpson

November 23, 2008

A season ago, C.J. Bachér and the Northwestern offense put up 97 points in back-to-back wins against Michigan State and Minnesota on the way to a standout season. The Wildcats have spent most of this year struggling to recapture that spark.Led by a quartet of seniors, the offense finally clicked a...

Notebook: NU perplexes Big Ten’s best offense

Jake Simpson

November 23, 2008

After experiencing mixed success against running quarterbacks, Northwestern's defense faced one of its biggest challenges of the season Saturday in mobile Illinois quarterback Juice Williams. The Illini signal-caller burned the Wildcats last season, racking up 357 total yards and three touchdowns.This year, Cor...