Northwestern Rumors & News

  • Northwestern stops Illinois to become bowl eligible

    The Sports Xchange "Justin Jackson rushed for three touchdowns and 173 yards as Northwestern became bowl eligible with a 42-21 victory over Illinois Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. Jackson, the first Wildcat to have three straight 1,000-yard seasons, scored on runs of 3 and 54 yards as..." November 26

  • Leidner leads Minnesota past Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "Mitch Leidner passed for one fourth quarter touchdown and ran for another as Minnesota pulled away late and claimed a 29-12 Big Ten victory over Northwestern on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Leading 15-6 in the final period, the Golden Gophers quarterback tossed a 9-yard touchdown strike to..." November 19

  • Northwestern rolls past Purdue in second half

    The Sports Xchange "Northwestern scored 31 second-half points and ran past Purdue 45-17 on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. Quarterback Clayton Thorson completed 23 of 36 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. Justin Jackson rushed for 127 yards and two scores and..." November 12

  • No. 8 Wisconsin starts slow, finishes off Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 8 Wisconsin bent but didn't break defensively, dominated time of possession and scored what it needed in a 21-7 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. The Badgers (7-2, 4-2 in the Big Ten West) won their third straight game, while the Wildcats (4-5, 3-3 Big Ten West)..." November 05

  • No. 6 Ohio State avoids upset against Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "Just when it looked like sixth-ranked Ohio State might be in danger of a second straight loss, the Buckeyes' offense and defense came through with the game -- and possibly the season -- teetering on the brink of doom. Curtis Samuel scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 3-yard run with 9:43..." October 29

  • Thorson throws 3 TDs to lead Northwestern over Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore quarterback Clayton Thorson passed for 285 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northwestern to a 24-14 victory over Indiana on Saturday in Big Ten play at Evanston, Ill. Senior receiver Austin Carr caught seven passes for 125 receptions and one touchdown for the Wildcats (4-3, 3-1..." October 22

  • Jackson leads Northwestern past Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "Justin Jackson rushed for a career-high 188 yards and two touchdowns and Clayton Thorson threw three touchdown passes as Northwestern topped struggling Michigan State 54-40 on Saturday at Spartan Stadium at East Lansing, Mich. Thorson completed 27 of 35 passes for 281 yards for the Wildcats..." October 15

  • Northwestern surprises Iowa, 38-31

    The Sports Xchange "The Iowa Hawkeyes were stunned on Homecoming Saturday, falling 38-31 to the Northwestern Wildcats at Kinnick Stadium. It was the Wildcats’ first victory over Iowa since 2012 and first win over the Hawkeyes in Iowa City since 2009. Northwestern (2-3, 1-1) jumped out to a 17-7 lead it..." October 01

  • No. 20 Nebraska holds off Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "EVANSTON, Ill. -- Nebraska committed two uncharacteristic turnovers Saturday night when knocking on the door for touchdowns, but the missed scores ultimately didn't matter. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw for one touchdown and set up two others as the No. 20 Cornhuskers went on to..." September 25

  • Northwestern defeats Duke for first win of season

    The Sports Xchange "Clayton Thorson threw three touchdown passes as Northwestern won for the first time this season, defeating visiting Duke 24-13 on Saturday night at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. Thorson, who completed 18 of 39 passes for 320 yards, opened the scoring with a 26-yard pass to fullback Garrett..." September 18

  • Illinois State stuns Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "Illinois State's Sean Slattery kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired and the Redbirds defeated host Northwestern 9-7 on Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern, which struggled on offense all day, scored its touchdown with just under six minutes to go in the game. Jack..." September 10

  • Western Michigan stuns Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore running back Jamauri Bogan rushed for the winning touchdown with 5:38 remaining as Western Michigan stunned Northwestern 22-21 in a nonconference contest on Saturday at Evanston, Ill. Bogan, who gained 103 yards on 22 carries, made it into the end zone on second effort from..." September 03

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