Mike - Northwestern always wins one of "those" games. Usually they have been taking it to the Hawkeyes.
Coming into the game, the Wildcats needed to beat Rice and Purdue to get to 5 wins + beat either UNL on the road or MSU at home (11/26).
Never underestimate this team either. Fitzgerald an excellent coach and great recruiter who knows how to get kids who nobody else wants that fit into their system.
Somebody should hire their OC. Great game plan yesterday and playing with their #2 and #3 QBs after Persa went out.
They ALWAYS have a very good QB and receivers who will lull you to sleep.
Big surprise was their ability to run right at us. They usually run only to set up the pass or if the QB breaks loose on a scramble.
During the past 2 weeks Bo has had Martinez under wraps so as to prevent him from making poor decisions with the ball. That has worked; however Rex can't do it all by himself.
Yesterday he definitely showed wear from his 35+ touch game vs. MSU.
"Yesterday he definitely showed wear from his 35+ touch game vs. MSU."
Couldn't agree more. Especially with Northwestern taking aim at him.