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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern snaps the ball to quarterback Clayton Thorson. The offensive line has allowed just two sacks over its past two games.

Football: After early-season struggles, offensive line slowly improving

October 20, 2016

Football Through six games, Northwestern’s offensive line hasn’t been great. But at the season’s midpoint, it’s finally showing signs of life. The Wildcats (3-3, 2-1 Big Ten) rank seventh-worst...

Xavier Washington tries to swat a pass. The junior defensive end has had five tackles through Northwesterns first two games.

Football: Offensive, defensive lines critical to Northwestern’s search for first win

September 17, 2016

Football Senior guard Connor Mahoney had harsh words for the offensive line he captains after Northwestern’s loss to Illinois State last weekend. “We got our butts kicked up front,” he said...

Pat Fitzgerald shouts during Northwestern’s game against Illinois State. If the Wildcats fall to Duke, it will be their first 0-3 start since 1992.

Football: Writers Ruminate on Northwestern’s 0-2 start

September 15, 2016

Football 1. The Wildcats are coming off one of their best seasons in program history but now find themselves off to a sluggish 0-2 start. What has been the biggest change from a year ago that has...

Montre Hartage (24) lunges for an Illinois State receiver. Northwesterns defense was on the field for more than 34 minutes against the Redbirds on Saturday.

Football: Time of possession gap wears down once-vaunted Northwestern defense for second straight week

September 11, 2016

Football Northwestern’s defense was the team’s backbone in 2015, but so far this season that hasn’t exactly been the case. Despite losing by just three combined points in their first two...

Justin Jackson gets tackled for a loss. The junior running back only managed 39 rushing yards in Saturdays loss to Illinois State.

Football: Wildcats’ offense forced to go pass-happy against Illinois State

September 10, 2016

Northwestern could not seem to run the ball Saturday, so instead it went to the air. The Wildcats called pass after pass for sophomore quarterback Clayton Thorson, who fired 41 attempts, the most by...

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