Northwestern won the fourth quarter in its first game. It does not quite put the ghosts from 2012 away, but it does show the Wildcats are focused on finishing this season.
Northwestern’s offense can be a matchup nightmare with all the options it provides. When you have someone playing like Treyvon Green did Saturday, it makes Northwestern all the tougher. LTP contributor, Jeff Schell, tells us how in this week’s edition of Schell Game.
A key play in Northwestern’s win over California featured a clear interpretation of the NCAA’s new targeting rules. This will be a rule everyone will be getting used to.
It was not picture perfect. Not in the least bit. But Northwestern showed a lot of guts in defeating California 44-30, displaying depth and a desire to win that looks like a good team. A really good team.
A lot has been made of California’s new pass-happy offense. But the Golden Bears’ best player might very well be the running back that is coming back and already has highlight victims to his name.
Cal fans have a very different memory of the 1949 Rose Bowl, Northwestern’s “other” bowl win. Their story is filled with controversy . . . and maybe sour grapes.