CHICAGO (AP) — Pat Fitzgerald remembers the party-like atmosphere and the unusual circumstances the last time Northwestern played at Wrigley Field. It sure was an unforgettable experience.
No. 19 Iowa (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten, No. 22 CFP) at Northwestern (3-5, 1-4), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (BTN).
Line: Iowa by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Mar’Keise Irving ran for two touchdowns and a career-high 110 yards and Justin Walley scooped up a fumble and ran 25 yards for a score as Minnesota defeated Northwestern 41-14 Saturday.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Two season-ending injuries at running back have not derailed Minnesota's season thanks to a talented freshmen duo and a powerful offensive line.
Minnesota (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) will try to stay atop the Big Ten West standings with a win Saturday at Northwestern (3-4, 1-3).
Northwestern (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) at No. 6 Michigan (6-0, 3-0), Saturday at noon EDT (FOX).
Line: Michigan by 23 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Greg Schiano remembers the impression Pat Fitzgerald left on him all those years ago. The two coaches developed a friendship that endures to this day.
“Pat and I were represented by the same guy early on,” Schiano said.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In the 10 years since Nebraska joined the Big Ten, the Cornhuskers' tightest games have been against Northwestern.
On a Saturday night when the Huskers were nearly flawless after back-to-back mistake-filled losses to ranked opponents, they posted their most lopsided Big Ten win against the Wildcats.
Having shuffled through three quarterbacks last week, there was one big question hanging over Northwestern.
The Wildcats were not only trying to shake off another loss. They were trying to steady themselves at the most important position.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and did all its scoring in the first half, then held off a Northwestern comeback to earn a 30-23 victory in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Evan Hull ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns and Northwestern beat Indiana State 24-6 on Saturday.
Hull led the way for a Wildcats rushing unit that surpassed last week’s 117 total yards against Michigan State at the half and finished with 209.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald wasn't worried about the Wildcats looking past an FCS team. All he had to do is show the ugly video from last week.
Northwestern hosts Indiana State on Saturday looking to steady itself after a wobbly and decisive season-opening loss to Michigan State at home last week.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Pat Fitzgerald insisted things will be different for Northwestern this time.
The All-America linebacker who led the Wildcats on a fairytale run to the Rose Bowl in the 1990s and is the program's winningest coach by a wide margin enters his 16th season confident there won't be another first-to-worst crash.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion.
Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his constituents to chime in.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No. 11 Northwestern put itself in position to play for the Big Ten title, then it hit the road...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Home football games for the University of Iowa won't have the same roar and buzz this season because the usual 69,000 fans won't be there...
The sun's out. No precipitation (in Lincoln).
Let's do this thing.
1. Maybe I've been hearing a lot of "bowl games don't matter" chatter in our neck of the woods because, well, Nebraska missed the cut for a second straight season.