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2018 Schedule
4-3, 1st in Big Ten - West

William Weinbaum ESPN 

With its 18-15 comeback win at Rutgers Sat., N'western has won 11 of 12 Big Ten games for the 2nd time ever. In 1995-96, the Wildcats won 15 of 16 & consecutive conference titles. NU's 11-1 is tied for the best record in the last dozen regular season Big Ten games with its next opponent, Wisconsin, which has won 18 of its last 19.

Northwestern RB Bowser rushes for 2nd TD (0:33)
Northwestern QB Thorson sacked in end zone for safety (0:21)
Rutgers RB finds a hole for 44-yard TD (0:17)
Northwestern RB takes it up the gut for 3-yd TD (0:24)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

In the 23 seasons of overtime games, N'western has now beaten 2 teams in OT in consecutive seasons: Nebraska, 31-24 last year at Lincoln & 34-31 Sat. at home, and Indiana, 37-31 at Bloomington in 2003 & 31-24 in 2OT at Evanston in ‘04. NU lost to Michigan 2012-13 the only other time it played an opponent in back-to-back OT games, 38-31 at Ann Arbor & 27-19 in 3OT at home.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

N'western's 34-31 OT Homecoming win vs. Nebraska Sat. was its 10th W in its last 11 Big Ten games - its best stretch since winning 15 of 16 & back-to-back conference championships in 1995-96. The Wildcats' only other 10-1 Big Ten run was in 1930-31 (the only other time they won consecutive titles). The Huskers now have their first 6-game winless start ever (N'western has had 10).

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern beats Nebraska 34-31 on Drew Luckenbaugh's 37-yard FG in overtime after the Huskers bungled fourth down on their possession and blew a 10-point lead in the final three minutes of regulation. The Cats are 3-1 in the Big Ten and still control their destiny in the West, while Nebraska drops to 0-6 for the first time in program history. The school-record losing streak has reached 10 games.

Northwestern nails game-winning field goal in OT (0:33)
Pace comes up with huge INT for Northwestern in OT (0:44)
Northwestern TD ties game with 12 seconds remaining (0:42)
Thorson throws second interception (0:38)
Thorson-Nagel connect again for 61-yard TD (0:33)
Nebraska RB cuts to edge for 3-yard TD (0:39)
Northwestern QB intercepted on deep shot (0:47)
Nebraska answers with 12-yard TD before half (0:34)
Northwestern strip sack results in 6 (0:53)
Northwestern QB darts 21-yard TD (0:39)
Nebraska strikes first with quick 42-yard TD (0:34)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Real talk from Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald on coaches who do everything within the rules to keep tabs on their recruits: "I think there's a fine line between building a genuine relationship and becoming a creepy adult. I think if you're texting these kids, ‘Good morning, have a great lunch, goodnight sunshine,' you got problems, man."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

N'western's 29-19 win at Mich. St. is the 1st time the Wildcats have won 3 straight in East Lansing and it's their 5th straight road win overall, all vs. Big Ten teams.

Northwestern's 4th-down stop leads to 1-yard TD (0:43)

Team Stats

Passing Yards296.320th
Rushing Yards78.1128th
Points For24.3107th
Points Against24.6Tied-57th