Jeremy Ebert had a monster game, Dan Persa threw for a lot of yards, and the defense played really well, shutting out Rice until a garbage time TD with 4 minutes left. I didn't actually get to see these things because the game wasn't on television in Boston, but it sounded good on the radio.
Northwestern won so easily that even Alex Daniel made an appearance, although he promptly fumbled to set up Rice's only touchdown, so that was too bad. Overall, the game was extraordinarily boring because there was never any doubt Northwestern would win, but that sure beats losing to a bad team.
One more win for bowl eligibility. Go Cats.