The Daily Northwestern

No pain, no gain for NU

Matt Forman

October 26, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald opted to defer the opening kickoff. From that point on, his players deferred opportunities to Indiana.The Wildcats (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) played not to lose, and the Hoosiers played to end their five-game losing streak, topping NU on Homecoming, 21-19."We...

Gentilviso: Forgetting the good and the bad

Chris Gentilviso

October 18, 2008

I've struggled to come to terms with Pat Fitzgerald's belief of flushing the good and flushing the bad.At first glance, it was puzzling to see one of the most successful players in Northwestern history use this technique to motivate his team.As I watched alums flock to Ryan Field for Homecoming this ...

Breaking out in style

Jake Simpson

October 18, 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 Vince You...

Sidebar: Bacher, Peterman get NU offense rolling

Matt Forman

October 18, 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 18, 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...