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#22 Northwestern Wildcats (9-5)


Sat. 11/24 Sat. 12/1 Mon. 12/31
vs. Ill
W 24-16
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@ OhioSt
L 24-45
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@ Utah
W 31-20
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Northwestern defense stuns No. 20 Utah 31-20 in Holiday Bowl

SAN DIEGO (AP) A cold, hard rain in normally warm, dry San Diego made the Northwestern Wildcats feel right at home, especially as they enjoyed a downpour of Utah turnovers in the Holiday Bowl.

In a dizzying nine-minute stretch of the third quarter, the Wildcats turned three turnovers into 21 points to stun the No. 20 Utes 31-20 Monday night.

The highlight was Jared McGee's 82-yard fumble return for a touchdown, the middle turnover in the nightmarish stretch for Utah.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Thorson3183
Passing TDs: C. Thorson17
Rushing Yards: I. Bowser866
Rushing TDs: C. Thorson9
Receiving Yards: F. Nagel780
Receiving TDs: C. Green4
Interceptions: J. Pace4
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/30 at Purdue W 31 - 27
9/8 vs. Duke L 7 - 21
9/15 vs. Akron L 34 - 39
9/29 vs. 14 Michigan L 17 - 20
10/6 at 20 Michigan State W 29 - 19
10/13 vs. Nebraska W 34 - 31
10/20 at Rutgers W 18 - 15
10/27 vs. 20 Wisconsin W 31 - 17
11/3 vs. 4 Notre Dame L 21 - 31
11/10 at 21 Iowa W 14 - 10
11/17 at Minnesota W 24 - 14
11/24 vs. Illinois W 24 - 16
12/1 at 6 Ohio State L 24 - 45
12/31 at 17 Utah W 31 - 20
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
6 Ohio State 8-1 13-1
7 Michigan 8-1 10-3
12 Penn State 6-3 9-4
Michigan State 5-4 7-6
Maryland 3-6 5-7
Indiana 2-7 5-7
Rutgers 0-9 1-11
West
  Conference Overall
22 Northwestern 8-1 9-5
Wisconsin 5-4 8-5
Iowa 5-4 9-4
Purdue 5-4 6-7
Minnesota 3-6 7-6
Nebraska 3-6 4-8
Illinois 2-7 4-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4961 (74)
Passing Yards: 3352 (32)
Rushing Yards: 1609 (111)
Points per game: 24.2 (100)
Yards per game: 354.4 (108)
Touchdowns: 42 (79)
Field Goals: 10 (101)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5472 (97)
Passing Yards: 3657 (127)
Rushing Yards: 1815 (36)
Points per game: 23.2 (41)
Yards per game: 390.9 (64)
Touchdowns: 35 (40)
Field Goals: 20 (120)
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