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Northwestern Wildcats Photos

Northwestern Wildcats Photos

  1. FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald yells to his players during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Indiana in Evanston, Ill. Fitzgerald is feeling a little edgy because he wants the Wildcats to avoid another slow start with a team that boasts one of the Big Tens best running backs and a quarterback who could be headed to the NFL.(AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

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    FILE- In this Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa. Coming off a 10-win season in 2015, Northwestern dropped three of its first four games on the way to a 7-6 record. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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  2. ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JANUARY 21: Austin Carr #80 of Northwestern protects the ball after a catch as he is tackled by East's Channing Stribling #31 of Michigan during the third quarter of the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field on January 21, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Joseph Garnett, Jr. /Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Clayton Thorson #18 of the Northwestern Wildcats passes under pressure from defensive lineman Jeremiah Taleni #94 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Northwestern defeated Pittsburgh 31-24. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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  3. NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 28: Justin Jackson #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats rushes against linebacker Mike Caprara #30 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Northwestern defeated Pittsburgh 31-24. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 28: Justin Jackson #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats rushes away from defensive back Phillipie Motley #32 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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  4. NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 28: Austin Carr #80 of the Northwestern Wildcats breaks a tackle by defensive back Reggie Mitchell #15 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 28: Justin Jackson #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats dives for a touchdown in front of the Pittsburgh Panthers defense during the first half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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  5. NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Nathan Peterman #4 of the Pittsburgh Panthers gets sacked between defensive end Xavier Washington #56 of the Northwestern Wildcats and defensive lineman Joe Gaziano #97 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Northwestern defeated Pittsburgh 31-24. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 28: Garrett Dickerson #9 of the Northwestern Wildcats celebrates scoring a touchdown in front of linebacker Mike Caprara #30 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Northwestern defeated Pittsburgh 31-24. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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