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Wildcats Tame Tigers, Show Class

As predicted, Northwestern tamed the Towson Tigers 47-14. The Tigers played their hearts out but were simply overwhelmed by a much better Northwestern team. Some people will say, “So what? Towson was a FCS team.” This is true, but at least NU totally dominated them, unlike Indiana with Eastern Kentucky U or Iowa getting really lucky versus Northern Iowa.

What was learned from the tune-up? There were some important things worth noting:

NU could have easily run the score up near 60 if they had wished, but predictably Coach Fitz showed some class. As importantly, NU saved some tricks for future opponents, while not putting the starters at unneeded risk of injury.

There were no running backs with 100+ yards. But there were *10* runners who touched the ball, all of which gained positive yardage. That shows a lot of depth and choices. It also says the O-line did very well.

There were two quarterbacks who saw action - Kafka and Persa. Both did well.

NU even used a reserve place kicker near the end of the game.

The defense did very well, holding Towson to around 200 yards total offense and 14 points without having to keep the first team (or even second team) in the whole game. And they scored a safety.

All in all, a lot of very positive things for the Wildcats and no major negatives.

Next Saturday the Wildcats face the Eastern Michigan Eagles. More about that later.

Go ‘Cats!

BJ Mitchell (Former NUMB Spirit Leader)



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