The Bernstein Brief: Yeah, Um ... Northwestern?Oh, how the conversation has changed. It's a question you could ask: Is Northwestern overrated?
Texas Tech Routs No. 20 Northwestern, 85-49The Red Raiders' defense held the Wildcats to season-lows in points and shooting (26.7 percent).
Northwestern Tops La Salle, 82-74Bryant McIntosh scored 21 points and Scottie Lindsey added 20.
Thorson, Jackson Lead Northwestern to 39-0 Rout Of MinnesotaWith a seventh straight win in the season finale next week, the Wildcats will be in line for a major bowl.
Creighton Holds Off No. 20 Northwestern, 92-88Khyri Thomas had a career-high 24 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
Northwestern Holds Off Saint Peter's, 75-66Bryant McIntosh scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half.
Northwestern Beats Purdue, 23-13Clayton Thorson threw for 296 yards and had a pair of touchdowns.
No. 19 Northwestern Holds Off Loyola (MD), 79-75Scottie Lindsey scored 26 points, and Derek Pardon added 16.
The Bernstein Brief: Big Ten All But Out Of College Football PlayoffWisconsin may be 9-0, but nobody thinks it's deserving of a top-four spot in the College Football Playoff.
Northwestern Beats Nebraska In OT, 31-24Justin Jackson ran 31 times for 154 yards and a touchdown.
At No. 19, Northwestern Ranked In Preseason AP Top 25 For First Time In Program HistoryDuke was the preseason No. 1 for the second straight season a ninth time overall, matching rival North Carolina for most all-time.
Northwestern Upsets No. 16 Michigan State In Triple OvertimeClayton Thorson threw a 22-yard touchdown to Flynn Nagel in the third overtime as the Wildcats won 39-31.