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2018 Schedule
1-2, 1st in Big Ten - West
Akron gets 97-yard pick-6 (0:58)
NW RB spins off tackle and scores TD (0:31)
Jones connects with Koppenhaver for Duke TD (0:28)
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Larkin helps Northwestern extend streak with win at Purdue

Jeremy Larkin ran for a career-high 143 yards and scored two touchdowns in his first game as Northwestern's feature back and the Wildcats' sealed Thursday night's 31-27 victory at Purdue by running off the final 7 minutes, 57 seconds.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Despite being shut out in the 2nd half, N'western won 31-27 at Purdue Thu. for its 9th straight W overall (the Power Five's longest current win streak) & 8th in a row in the Big Ten — its longest conference win streak since 13 straight in 1995-96.

Purdue late personal foul seals game for Northwestern (1:05)
Northwestern punches it in before halftime (0:27)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

N'western's 8-game winning streak entering Thu.'s opener at Purdue is the Power Five's longest & FBS's 3rd-longest (UCF's 13-W streak is on the line Thu. at UConn & Fla. Atl. takes its 10-W streak to Okla. on Sat.). The Wildcats' longest W streak ever was 11 in 1935-36.

2017 upstarts Northwestern, Purdue set to face off (0:54)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey, a 1996 alum of Northwestern Univ.'s McCormick School of Engineering, is to be back in Evanston Saturday morning to deliver its convocation address at Ryan Field, his alma mater's football stadium.

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104dAdam Rittenberg

Ex-Clemson QB Johnson transfers to N'western

Quarterback Hunter Johnson is transferring from Clemson to Northwestern but must sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Clemson quarterback Hunter Johnson has chosen Northwestern as his new landing spot according to a source. Announcement should come shortly.

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116dAdam Rittenberg

Sources: NU to host Badgers at Wrigley in 2020

Northwestern will host Wisconsin at Wrigley Field in 2020, sources confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. Northwestern last played at Wrigley in 2010, when it hosted Illinois. The Chicago Tribune first reported the site for the game.

Prospect Profile: Godwin Igwebuike (0:35)
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243dTom VanHaaren

Most improved players from 2016 recruiting class

Adjusting to college can be difficult, but here are a handful of players whose performances grew by leaps and bounds in their second year on campus.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson recently underwent successful ACL surgery, according to the school. An additional update on his prognosis could come soon. Wildcats linebacker Nate Hall also recently had successful ACL surgery. Thorson's injury occurred in the Music City Bowl, while Hall's happened during bowl practice.

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
249dKyle Bonagura

Music City Bowl refs threatened after UK's loss

Pac-12 referee Chris Coyte, whose decision to eject Kentucky running back Benny Snell from the Music City Bowl was widely criticized, received a barrage of threatening calls to his cell and office phones, sources told ESPN.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I can confirm Pitt is hiring Randy Bates as defensive coordinator, as first reported by Yahoo! earlier today. Bates coached linebackers at Northwestern, which could move recently hired Tim McGarigle into that role. But I'm told Pat Fitzgerald will take his time sorting out the roles on defense.

Team Stats

Passing Yards307.327th
Rushing Yards117.0Tied-111th
Points For24.0Tied-102nd
Points Against29.0Tied-90th

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