The Daily Northwestern

Football: Three takeaways from Northwestern’s 16-6 victory over No. 21 Stanford

Bobby Pillote, Gameday Editor

September 8, 2015

1. The defense is really, really good Northwestern had the worst pass rush in the Big Ten a year ago, posting just 17 sacks, and still managed to finish seventh in the conference in points allowed per game. That the Cats g...

Rapid Reaction: Northwestern upsets Stanford 16-6

Bobby Pillote, Gameday Editor

September 5, 2015

The future of Northwestern football may have already arrived. All eyes were on redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson making his first start, and the quarterback didn't disappoint against No. 21 Stanford. He often looked the part...