Well, Northwestern is still undefeated. The game obviously was pretty meh, not because Northwestern didn't play well, but because Northwestern didn't need to play well: the Wildcats were bigger and stronger and faster and it was a two-touchdown game within ten minutes. 38-7 isn't the most impressive scoreline ever recorded against an FCS team, but it's what NU needed. They got in, got out, got the W, and didn't get anybody hurt enough that they won't be playing next week, although there was a scare with Kain Colter.
- The foot was off the pedal pretty early. The game was mainly running - 277 yards on the ground, 5.2 per carry, not too shabby - and the second-stringers got ample playing time.
- The defense wasn't perfect - South Dakota completed a few long passes and moved the ball really well on screens, which could hypothetically be worrisome but I got the sense the Cats were fine with bending if they didn't break. And they didn't, keeping the Coyotes off the scoreboard until the second half. And then they were just being nice.
That about wraps it up. Nice to be healthy and undefeated heading into Big Ten play - let's keep it that way for a few more weeks, you hear?