The Daily Northwestern

Sidebar: Bacher, Peterman get NU offense rolling

Matt Forman

October 17, 2008

As the second quarter began against Purdue, Northwestern was looking for answers.During the five preceding quarters, the Wildcats struggled offensively, scoring just 20 points. When NU needed a big play, it looked to Mr. Do-It-All, senior wide receiver Eric Peterman."He's probably the biggest threat w...

Notebook: Field position swings in NU’s favor

Matt Forman

October 17, 2008

A week made all the difference in the world.In Northwestern's 37-20 loss to Michigan State a week ago, the Spartans' average starting field position was the NU 49-yard line. The Wildcats' average start was their own 18.In Saturday's 48-26 victory over Purdue, the Cats won the field position battle. Aided by...

Pop the Champaign

Matt Forman

October 16, 2008

Coach Pat Fitzgerald walked into the Nicolet Football Center after Saturday's 27-10 win over Illinois holding the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk trophy.The 63-year old trophy will stay in Evanston for good. Northwestern's senior class made sure of it."To finish with a win on senior day against our in-state riv...

Breaking out in a big way: NU 48, Purdue 26

Jake Simpson

October 16, 2008

Northwestern's offense had its biggest game of the season – and didn't score in the first quarter.Wideout Eric Peterman had a passing touchdown and a receiving touchdown – in less than four minutes. Quarterback C.J Bachér had so many carries, he began to look like the second coming of...

Missed opportunities: Spartans hand Cats first loss of the season

Matt Forman

October 10, 2008

From the coin toss to the final snap, Northwestern was dominated.Michigan State jumped out to an early 17-0 lead and kept the three-score advantage to the final whistle, topping NU 37-20."In the Big Ten, you can't spot a team 17 points and expect to win," senior running back Tyrell Sutton said. "We had th...