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Fitzgerald, Northwestern eye Big Ten title upset, Rose Bowl

Nov. 29, 2018 6:31 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Safety Jared McGee recalled how little he knew about Northwestern early in the recruiting process and the impression coach Pat Fitzgerald made during a campus visit. It's safe to say the coach played a major role in luring McGee to Evanston. "I was like yeah, Northwestern, what...

No. 20 Northwestern looks to avoid letdown against Illinois

Nov. 21, 2018 8:21 AM EST

Illinois (4-7, 2-6 Big Ten) at No. 20 Northwestern (7-4, 7-1, No. 19 CFP), 3:30 EST (Big Ten Network). Line: Northwestern by 18. Series record: Illinois leads 55-51-5. WHAT'S AT STAKE? With six wins in seven games and a spot in the Big Ten championship for the first time, the last thing Northwestern wants is to...

'Pedal-down' Northwestern aims to avoid let-up at Minnesota

Nov. 16, 2018 2:22 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a spot in the Big Ten championship game secured, Northwestern has entered a strange pressure-free stretch of this already memorable season. No matter what happens for the 24th-ranked Wildcats in the next two games, at Minnesota and against Illinois, they'll represent the West...

Playing rooks can be rough, but standouts abound in Big Ten

Nov. 15, 2018 4:38 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With 58 freshmen, Minnesota leads the FBS with 51.7 percent of players on the roster in their first year of eligibility. Nine of them are starters, including seven on offense, to make this season for the Gophers all about growth. While losing five of their first six Big Ten games,...

AP Top 25: No. 24 Northwestern ranked after winning division

Nov. 11, 2018 10:06 PM EST

The day after earning a spot in the Big Ten championship game, Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season. The Wildcats (6-4) were No. 24 in the Top 25 after beating Iowa to clinch the Big Ten West with two games to play. The rest of the Top 25 was fairly...

West title in reach, Northwestern tops Big Ten surprises

Nov. 8, 2018 5:52 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern came into the season with its star quarterback limited, lost its top running back early on, dropped three straight games and went winless in nonconference play. Sounds like a recipe for one long season, except take a look at the Big Ten West standings. That's right, the...

Eyeing playoffs, Irish look to keep rolling at Northwestern

Nov. 2, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — No need to remind No. 3 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish remember what happened last season when they were rolling along with their sights set on the playoffs. They're out to avoid a repeat. Notre Dame looks to remain unbeaten and in line for a playoff berth when it visits Northwestern...

Thorson leads Northwestern over No. 20 Wisconsin 31-17

Oct. 27, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — This was no narrow escape for Northwesten against a struggling opponent. Not this weekend. The Wildcats took out one of the Big Ten's heavyweights and strengthened their chance for a spot in the conference championship game. Clayton Thorson ran for two touchdowns and threw for one,...

Wisconsin looks to take Big Ten West lead from Northwestern

Oct. 26, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Though the playoff is out of reach, there are still some big prizes in sight for No. 20 Wisconsin. The Badgers have a chance to grab the lead in the crowded Big Ten West and take a key step toward their third straight appearance in the conference championship game when they visit...

Thorson, Luckenbaugh lead Northwestern over Nebraska in OT

Oct. 13, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Rolling along with a 10-point lead, Nebraska had its first victory under coach Scott Frost and the end of the longest losing streak in its proud history in sight. Northwestern yanked it all away. And now, the Cornhuskers are off to their worst start ever. Clayton Thorson threw for a...