Banged Up Northwestern Wildcats Drop a Shootout to Syracuse

Posted by Joe Slowik on September-20-2009 Add Comments

Things didn't start well for the Wildcats on Saturday night. They were down 10-0 before they ran their second offensive play, and trailed 17-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Though they played much better after that horrible start and moved the ball at will through the air, they still dropped a heart-breaker to Syracuse 37-34.

Mike Kafka had a brilliant day throwing the ball, but he also committed three turnovers, something they couldn't afford given their other issues.

The Wildcats had a number of injuries, but two of them played major roles: starting cornerback Sherrick McManis and starting running back Stephen Simmons. Their play on the field clearly suffered because of it.

Their defense did not play part...

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