The Daily Northwestern

Cats handle Salukis with ease: NU 33, Southern Illinois 7

Jake Simpson

September 14, 2008

This week, there was no fourth-quarter drama. Tyrell Sutton and the Wildcats' defense made sure of that.The senior tailback had three touchdown runs, pacing Northwestern to a 33-7 drubbing of Southern Illinois.A week after squeaking past Duke 24-20, NU (3-0) dominated Southern Illinois (1-1) on both si...

Squirrels water skiing

September 7, 2008

Groundbreaking journalism.

Defense leads Cats to victory in season opener

Andrew Simon

September 7, 2008

Led by safety Brendan Smith, NU's new-look defense stole the spotlight in Saturday's 30-10 win over Syracuse.

NU escapes Duke with a win: NU 24, Duke 20

Matt Forman

September 5, 2008

From the bumpy landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to a roller coaster of a game, Northwestern's trip to Duke Saturday was tumultuous.With Hurricane Hanna poised to strike the Eastern seaboard, the Wildcats were poised to avenge last season's heartbreaking 20-14 loss to the Blue Devils.Bu...

Defense leads Cats to solid victory over Orange: NU 30, Syracuse 10

Andrew Simon

August 30, 2008

Syracuse quarterback Andrew Robinson dropped back, looked left and with his eyes fixed on his receiver, fired toward the sideline.Northwestern safety Brendan Smith read the play all the way. The redshirt junior swooped in, picked off the throw and returned it 26 yards for a touchdown, putting the Wildc...