The Daily Northwestern

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

Jake Simpson

October 17, 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 11, 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...

Spartans win the field position battle

Jake Simpson

October 11, 2008

Stefan Demos' facial expressions said it all.The Northwestern punter and kickoff specialist put his hands on his head after a failed onside kick and ripped his helmet off in disgust after another kickoff was returned close to midfield. Demos' angst epitomized a frustrating day for the Wildcats' special t...

Cats lose the “game of inches”

Jake Simpson

October 11, 2008

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald brought up a football movie speech in his postgame press conference to explain the Wildcats' inability to come up with the big play."Great speech out there by Al Pacino, game of inches," he said, referring to the actor's pregame pep talk in Any Given Sunday. "We throw...

Purple daze: Cats fall behind Spartans early, lose 37-20

Matt Forman

October 10, 2008

No. 22 Northwestern fell into an early hole against No. 19 Michigan State and was unable to recover, falling to the Spartans 37-20. It was the first loss of the season for the Wildcats (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten).After Michigan State jumped out to an early 17-0 lead, the two teams traded points the rest of t...