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Rapid Reaction: Northwestern blown out by Indiana, losing streak hits six

Make that 13 straight quarters without a touchdown!

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Indiana Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — In a game in which they were outclassed from start to finish, the Wildcats (1-7, 0-6 B1G) fell to the Indiana Hoosiers (7-2, 4-2 B1G) by a final scoreline of 34-3.

Once again, Northwestern’s offense looked lifeless. This time, though, the defense broke down early and often. The Hoosiers outgained the ‘Cats 414-199, and this one was over by halftime.

Here is a summary of the game as told through Twitter:

The ‘Cats played sloppily, committing seven penalties in the first half alone.

Fitz was angry.

Indiana led 24-3 at the end of the first half, but you must look at the final play of the half that sums up Northwestern’s season pretty well.

IU coach Tom Allen elected to replace Penix with Payton Ramsey under center for the rest of the way.

Hunter Johnson replaced Smith at quarterback in his first appearance since September 28, only to go down with an injury in the third quarter after being tossed to the ground by an Indiana defender.

The Wildcat offense has been struggling for a while now. Tonight was no exception. The last time the ‘Cats found the end zone was October 5 at Nebraska, meaning the drought will last over a month.

Northwestern welcomes parents and Purdue to Ryan Field next Saturday.

The end.