AP Top 25 Poll

Northwestern Wildcats

Overall Record
Last Game
vs Minnesota W 37-34
Conference Record
Next Game
@Penn State 09/30/2023
No. 21 Duke is going for a 3-0 start when it hosts Northwestern. The Blue Devils have won four straight meetings against the Wildcats.
The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Week 3 slate includes a pair of matchups against the Big Ten. No. 21 Duke is going for a 3-0 start when it hosts Northwestern in one of those matchups.
Konner McQuillan ran 16 yards for a touchdown in overtime to lift the 2022 NAIA National Champion Northwestern College Red Raiders to a 27-24 upset win over in-state rival Drake.
Ben Bryant threw for a touchdown and ran for one, and Northwestern used a huge second half to beat UTEP 38-7 for its first win since a hazing and abuse scandal rocked the athletic department.
Northwestern looks to stop a 12-game losing streak and give interim coach David Braun his first win when the Wildcats host UTEP on saturday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee rookie quarterback Will Levis already is familiar with new teammate Peter Skoronski, the Titans’ top NFL draft pick.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts faced a crossroads in their approach to the quarterback position during this year’s NFL draft.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — What the Las Vegas Raiders do with their No. 7 overall pick in the draft is quite the mystery, and arguments could be made for any number of options.
Peter Skoronski looks like a custom-built NFL offensive lineman. He stands 6-foot-4, weighs 313 pounds and has 10-inch hands.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jalyn Gramstad threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to lead Northwestern (Iowa) over Keiser (Florida) University 35-25 on Saturday for the NAIA national championship.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Robbie Beran had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Chase Audige made several key plays, and Northwestern rallied to defeat Prairie View A&M 61-51 on Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alabama outside linebacker Will Anderson Jr. has become the second two-time winner of the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation’s top collegiate defensive player.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is shaking up his staff after the Wildcats’ worst season in 33 years, announcing Tuesday that defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil and two other assistant coaches will not return.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Safety Sydney Brown returned a touchdown and an interception for scores and Illinois snapped a three-game losing streak with a 41-3 rout of Northwestern on Saturday.
Illinois (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) at Northwestern (1-10, 1-7), Saturday, 3:30 EST (BTN)

Series record: Illinois leads, 56-54-5.
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Lindsey Scott Jr. passed for 382 yards and five touchdowns, Marcus Cooper ran for a career-high 254 yards and two scores and Incarnate Word steamrolled Northwestern State 66-7 on Saturday.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell started his college career as a walk-on buried on the depth chart.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Eli Sawyer threw for 182 yards and a touchdown, Jessie Britt ran for 120 yards and Southeastern Louisiana stuffed Northwestern State 23-7 on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns and Minnesota’s defense continued its dominance on Saturday as the Golden Gophers defeated Northwestern 31-3.
Miyan Williams rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an injury late in the first half, C.J Stroud threw five TD passes and No. 2 Ohio State buried Indiana 56-14.
Purdue (5-4, 3-3 Big Ten) at No. 21 Illinois (7-2, 4-2, No. 21 CFP), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (ESPN2)

Northwestern (1-8, 1-5 Big Ten) at Minnesota (6-3, 3-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (Big Ten Network)

Indiana (3-6, 1-5 Big Ten) at No. 2 Ohio State (9-0, 6-0), Saturday, noon EST (Fox)

COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — Zach Clement threw four touchdown passes, Northwestern State held Texas A&M-Commerce scoreless in the second half and the Demons posted a 41-14 win over the Lions on Saturday to remain undefeated in Southland Conference play.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Ryan Day was more than willing to take the win and move on from this one. The way the wind was blowing and rain was falling, it was hard to blame the coach.
No. 2 Ohio State (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) at Northwestern (1-7, 1-4), Saturday, noon EDT (ABC)

Line: Ohio State by 37 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The showdown between Big Ten powerhouses in a few weeks is looming for No. 2 Ohio State. Until then, the schedule takes a lighter turn.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Spencer Petras threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and Drew Stevens kicked four field goals as Iowa defeated Northwestern, 33-13, on Saturday.
Nothwestern (1-6, 1-3 Big Ten) at Iowa (3-4, 1-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Series record: Iowa leads 52-28-3.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Even without Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland can still strike quickly.

Roman Hemby ran for 179 yards and three touchdowns, including a sensational 75-yard sprint with 3:22 remaining that gave the Terrapins a 31-24 victory over Northwestern on Saturday.