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Northwestern Wildcats 44, Indiana Hoosiers 29: Postgame Thread

Northwestern moves to 5-0 and 1-0 in the Big Ten

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Northwestern got off to the best start we have seen this year, leading 20-0 at halftime and 27-0 in the third quarter, before Indiana managed to make things interesting with 21 points in the third quarter and another 8 in the fourth. The NU offense was stellar all game, setting a school record for total yardage with over 700 yards. The defense wasn't entirely to blame for Indiana's second half scoring burst, as Indiana also scored a touchdown on a kickoff return, but Northwestern once again struggled to hold a big lead in the second half.

Heroes: Kain Colter with 161 and 4 TDs on the ground to go along with 131 yards receiving, Venric Mark with 139 yards and a touchdown on the ground, and Jeff Budzien going 3-3 on field goals and 5-5 on extra points.

Next week, Northwestern visits a Penn State team that destroyed Illinois today. Matt McGloin has been a problem in the past, so NU might need another offensive explosion to win that game.