The Daily Northwestern

National Preview: Sooners stop Red Raiders’ run to BCS crown

Andrew Simon

November 19, 2008

#2 Texas Tech (10-0) AT #5 Oklahoma (9-1)Saturday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. CT, ABCLine: Oklahoma by 7It is tough to find an advantage between these two Big 12 South teams heading into their clash. The Sooners rank No. 1 in the nation in scoring offense, the Red Raiders are third. Oklahoma is fourth in total ...

Sidebar: Special teams weather conditions

Matt Forman

November 16, 2008

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - When coach Pat Fitzgerald woke up Saturday, he was sure of one thing. The weather conditions would be terrible. After all, it had been that way every time he came to the Big House as a player or coach.Treacherous might have been a better assessment. Temperatures fluctuated around 32...

Hail to the purple victors

Jake Simpson

November 16, 2008

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Heading into halftime, Northwestern looked like a team in trouble.Michigan had pushed the Wildcats around on both sides of the ball and held a 14-7 lead. The Big House, where NU had not won since 1995, was rocking. And the weather was miserable, a frigid mix of rain, snow, and wind....

Notebook: Bacher responds to early adversity

Matt Forman

November 16, 2008

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The first half of play for Northwestern on Saturday mirrored the weather conditions: ugly.C.J. Bachér made sure the second half was a different story.The senior quarterback led the Wildcats on two scoring drives on NU's first two possessions of the second half, turning a 14-7 h...

Preview: No road pains for Wildcats

Jake Simpson

November 13, 2008

After Northwestern's upset win at Minnesota, coach Pat Fitzgerald hummed a Jimmy Buffett tune as he walked away from his postgame news conference.He should have been singing a Willie Nelson ditty that goes: "On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again."The Wildcats (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) hav...