Northwestern Wildcats News
9-16-14: The Northwestern Wildcats football team was off this week so the team has an extra week to prepare for next week’s game. The Wildcats will host the Western Illinois Leathernecks next week at Ryan Field looking for their first victory of the season. Northwestern should be working on their defense this week as the team has allowed an average of 27 points a game against less than stellar teams in California and Northern Illinois. The offense has not lit up the scoreboard either this season as the team has averaged 19.5 points per game against the same two teams this season. Northwestern has had success throwing the ball this season averaging 284 yards per game in the air but has yet to get the running game going this season. The Wildcats have averaged only 90 yards per game this season and will have to run the ball and control the clock if the team wants to make a run in the Big Ten Conference. Get your tickets for next week’s game against the Leathernecks. The game will be played at 12:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN News.
9-8-14: The Northwestern Wildcats hosted the Northern Illinois Huskies this week at Ryan Field as the team continues to search for their first win of the young season. The Wildcats failed to get the victory as the Huskies took down Northwestern 23-15 improving their record to 2-0 and dropping the Wildcats record to 0-2. Neither team scored during the first half of the game and at one point in the third quarter the Wildcats led the game 7-3 before the Huskies scored three consecutive touchdowns to go up for good. Northwestern did score a touchdown late in the game with 2:34 left and had a successful two point conversion but never got close to the end zone again in the loss. Both teams had comparable total offensive numbers and penalty numbers but Northern Illinois had the advantage in time of possession and ultimately won the game late. Get your Northwestern tickets for two weeks from now as the Wildcats will host the Western Illinois Leathernecks.