No. 22 Northwestern Beats Cal 44-30 In OpenerThe starting quarterback went down with a concussion on the first drive. The defense was gassed after being on the field for 99 plays.
Northwestern Wins Gator Bowl For First Bowl Win Since '49The stuffed monkey spent the last year in storage, out of sight but still in everyone's mind. Coach Pat Fitzgerald dusted it off for the Gator Bowl and even had it on the sideline Tuesday as a reminder of Northwestern's decades-long, bowl losing streak -- the ol' monkey on their backs. Now, it's in pieces.
Northwestern Routs Illinois 50-14Northwestern wanted to bolster its chances for a big-time bowl game. The Wildcats did that and more. Venric Mark rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern beat Illinois 50-14 on Saturday.
Northwestern Holds On To Edge Michigan St 23-20With Northwestern again holding a late lead, coach Pat Fitzgerald was willing to punt the ball away and put his defense on the spot. This time, the Wildcats held firm.
Northwestern Falls To Michigan 38-31 In OTDevin Gardner ran for a 1-yard touchdown in overtime and Michigan's defense responded with a stop, giving the Wolverines a wild 38-31 win over Northwestern on Saturday.
Northwestern Bounces Back, Beats Iowa 28-17Kain Colter scored three rushing touchdowns and threw for another score as Northwestern defeated Iowa 28-17 on Saturday.
Mark, Northwestern Hold On To Beat Minnesota 21-13Venric Mark rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns to carry Northwestern to a 21-13 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.
Penn State Rallies To Beat Northwestern, 39-28Northwestern failed its first big test of the season. A week after returning to the Top 25 for the first time since 2008, the No. 24 Wildcats wasted an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter, allowing three touchdowns in the final 9:49 in a 39-28 loss Saturday to Penn State.
Mark Leads Northwestern Past Vanderbilt 23-13Venric Mark ran for 123 yards and a late touchdown, Tyler Scott forced a key fumble and Northwestern beat Vanderbilt 23-13 Saturday night.
Hoge's Big Ten Preview: Northwestern WildcatsPat Fitzgerald appears to be legitimately optimistic about a group that could start 10 sophomores or younger Saturday in the season opener.
Minnesota Falls Again, Loses 28-13 To NorthwesternLosses keep piling up. Frustration is mounting. For Minnesota, this season probably can't end soon enough.