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Northwestern Wildcats Photos

Northwestern Wildcats Photos

  1. FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2017, file photo, Northwestern running back Jeremy Larkin (28) carries the ball against Kentucky in the first half of the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game in Nashville, Tenn. Larkin ran for 503 yards as a freshman--a career-high 112 against Kentucky--and figures to play a bigger role this season. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

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    FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) looks for a receiver during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Illinois in Champaign, Ill. Thorson hopes to play in the opener at Purdue after last season ended with him getting carted off the field with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)

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  2. CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Jeremy Larkin #28 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs the ball as Tre Watson #33 of the Illinois Fighting Illini makes the grab for the stop at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Riley Lees #19 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs the ball as Michael Marchese #42 of the Illinois Fighting Illini pursues at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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  3. CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Flynn Nagel #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs the ball and is brought down from behind by Chris James #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Paddy Fisher #42 of the Northwestern Wildcats celebrates a turnover during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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  4. CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Tyler Lancaster #1 of the Northwestern Wildcats hoists the Land of Lincoln Trophy after defeating the Illinois Fighting Illini 42-7 at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Clayton Thorson #18 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs the ball as Bennett Williams #4 of the Illinois Fighting Illini tries to make the tackle at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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  5. CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Clayton Thorson #18 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs the ball against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Kyle Queiro #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats tries for more yardage as Jaylen Dunlap #1 and Del'Shawn Phillips #3 of the Illinois Fighting Illini make the tackle at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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