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2017 Schedule
8-3, 2nd in Big Ten - West

William Weinbaum ESPN 

#22 N'western (8-3, 6-2) ends its regular season Sat. @ Illinois, seeking win #7 in a row, all in the Big Ten. NU's only such conference streak was 8 (+1 non-conf. W) in a 1995 Rose Bowl run. 1995 (8-0) & ‘96 (7-1), with current coach Pat Fitzgerald its star linebacker, are NU's only 7-win Big 10 seasons (13 straight conf. wins over 2 years).

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FPI sees Land of Lincoln Trophy staying in Evanston

Northwestern's six-game winning streak is the school's longest within one season since 1996. Wildcats RB Justin Jackson has averaged 158.3 rushing yards in three previous games vs. the Illini.

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Miami moves up to No. 2 in latest CFP rankings

Despite rolling to a victory, Clemson fell to No. 3 in this week's CFP rankings, switching spots with No. 2 Miami. Oklahoma remains at No. 4, while top-ranked Alabama readies for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn.

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Gators edge out Wildcats for Week 12's most efficient D

Florida's defensive efficiency vs. UAB was one-tenth of a point better than Northwestern's against Minnesota, giving the Gators the top spot. Georgia Southern and TCU round out the list.

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Boise State, Northwestern move into Top 25

The top nine teams in The Associated Press college football poll have held onto their spots, led by No. 1 Alabama. Northwestern and Boise State moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season.

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Northwestern steamrolls Minnesota (0:36)
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Northwestern continues to pound Minnesota (0:24)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Northwestern's 39-0 victory over Minnesota Saturday is its largest victory margin in a Big Ten game since a 48-0 defeat of Illinois in 1970, also in Evanston.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

N'western's 21-year gap between 6-game winning streaks pales next to an ongoing one. Indiana last won 6 straight in its 1967 Rose Bowl season. After beating Minn. 39-0 Sat., NU faces Illinois next, seeking its 1st 7-game streak since a school-record 9 wins in a row in its ‘95 Rose Bowl season.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The 39-0 Northwestern win vs. Minnesota Saturday is its largest victory margin ever over the Gophers, surpassing a 42-6 W in 1943, also in Evanston. It's NU's 2nd shutout against Minn. in 3 years (27-0 in 2015).

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern's Justin Jackson today joined former Wisconsin Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne as the only Big Ten players to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in all four seasons. Only eight other players have ever done it.

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Northwestern's defense comes up with big turnover (0:32)
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FPI: Northwestern favored vs. Minnesota

The Wildcats are on a five-game winning streak and have never won six straight in the same season under Pat Fitzgerald. Their last six-game winning streak in a single season was in 1996, when Fitzgerald was a senior LB and helped lead Northwestern to a 9-3 record.

Team Stats

Passing Yards253.746th
Rushing Yards147.7Tied-87th
Points For28.568th
Points Against21.030th