***** Northwestern 24, WIU 7 ***** Western Ill. led NU on first downs, 22-15; total yards, 376-283; passing yards, 292-117; and TOP, 33 minutes to 27. ***** Solomon Vault has scored his first touchdown as a Wildcat! Vault's one-yard lunge into the end zone marked the first time this year that the 'Cats have been able to score on their opening drive. ***** Vault also scored an 11-yard TD run in the second quarter. ***** Junstin Jackson added to his scoring record with a 21-yard run in the third quarter. ***** Jack Mitchell continues to impress. Mitchell nailed a 28-yard FG with just over two minutes to go. ***** For breaking news and updates, visit the HTP Twitter Feed *****

 


E X T R A
Sept. 20, 2014




The Crown Tower
Clock should be:
PURPLE













 








NORTHWESTERN TOPS WIU 24-7

After a bleak start to the 2014 season, Northwestern has finally broken into the win column, downing FCS foe Western Illinois 24 to 7 at Ryan Field.



Vault runs in for the score.    [Getty Images]

Wildcat Preview and Prediction

The Lowes Line


This week Charlie Simon gives a grim view of the 'Cats' situation and  has the pick vs. WIU...


Wildcat Fan Commentary
The Waterboy

The Waterboy provides his analysis of the debacle against NIU...

'Cat Nips
The Western Illinois Game


HTP's video feature continues with a review of the loss to NIU and a preview of the Leathernecks...

Wildcat Preview and Prediction
The Lowes Line


Eric Cockerill offers up the Lowes Line's pick for the 'Cats vs. the Huskies...

Other pages updated this week (Sept. 7)

Bowl Projections


Updated 9/18/14

Updated 9/18/14

Updated 9/10/14







56
Number of wins
recorded by NU's

all-time winningest coach




Next for the Wildcats:

Penn State
Beaver Stadium
Saturday, Sept. 27
11:00 am CDT
TV: BTN


2014 Results
(1-2; 0-0 B1G)
L  California 24-31
L  Northern Illinois 15-23

Bye Week
--
W
I-AA Western Illinois
24-7

Penn State
Sep 27

Wisconsin*
Oct 4

Minnesota*
Oct 11

Nebraska* - HC
Oct 18

Bye Week
Oct 25

Iowa*
Nov 1

Michigan
Nov 8
A 
Notre Dame
Nov 15

Purdue*
Nov 22
H Illinois*
Nov 29



2013 Results
(5-7; 1-7 B1G)
W  California
44-30
W  Syracuse 48-27

Wstrn. Michigan
38-17

I-AA Maine 35-21

Bye Week
--

Ohio State
30-40

Wisconsin
6-35

Minnesota*
17-20

Iowa*
10-17

Nebraska*
24-27

Bye Week
--

Michigan*
19-27

Michigan State*
6-30
W Illinois 37-34




"...It will always be my school, our school."
--Gary Barnett, as quoted by Teddy Greenstein

"You've got a bunch of days to be students,
why not party like a rock star on Saturdays in the fall?"

--Coach Fitzgerald, as quoted in the Daily



Video courtesy of Sunburnt: the 'Cats, NUMB, and the rest of the student body
jam to Go U, with a special guest on cymbals!



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