2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
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7hAdam Rittenberg

UM-NW game to honor Big Ten's 1st Black player

Michigan and Northwestern will begin playing for the George Jewett Trophy, a new rivalry trophy that honors the first Black player in Big Ten history, who competed for both teams in the 1890s.

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20dHarry Lyles

Big Ten rivalries return to traditional spot in '21

The Big Ten Conference released its revised football schedule for the 2021 season, and it will return its traditional rivalry games -- including Ohio State-Michigan -- to the final week of the regular season.

Northwestern caps season with Citrus Bowl win vs. Auburn (1:03)
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29dAdam Rittenberg

N'western rewards Fitzgerald with 10-year deal

Northwestern has reached agreement with football coach Pat Fitzgerald on a 10-year contract extension that will keep him with the school through the 2030 season.


The Paul Finebaum Show Hour 2: CFP Preview

The mega-cast is set for the Georgia/Cincinnati Bowl game, Paul goes live to the field interjected with guests such as Gene Chizik, with callers interspersed throughout.

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In a rematch of the 2010 Outback Bowl, N'western (6-2) & Auburn (6-4) are to meet in the 1/1/21 Citrus Bowl. The Tigers won 38-35 in OT 1/1/10 in the schools' only matchup. That defeat dropped NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald's Bowl record to 0-2 — it is now 4-5, including wins in the last three. NU's only other Citrus appearance was a 48-28 loss in 1997 to Peyton Manning & Tennessee, after linebacker Fitzgerald led NU to its 2nd straight Big Ten title. Auburn is 3-2 in 5 Citrus Bowls.

NFL teams eyeing Pat Fitzgerald for head coach (0:30)

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Team Stats

Passing Yards197.996th
Rushing Yards162.865th
Points For24.7Tied-104th
Points Against15.9123rd