Is Northwestern’s Running Game Strong Enough to Contend in the Big Ten?

Posted by Jonathan Hodges on September-9-2009 Add Comments

Northwestern Wildcats football started off the 2009 season with a strong performance on the ground with 54 rushes for 221 yards (4.1 yards per carry), despite facing a team that knew what was coming (NU threw the ball only 22 times). 

But, of course, all of that came against a lower level of competition in an FCS school (Towson) who only dressed 57 players, compared to 71 who saw the field for the Wildcats (with more than 30 more on the sideline).  For an offense that lost its top two running backs from a year ago, in addition to its other offensive skill position players, the questions surrounding the 2009 offense remain.

The biggest one: Is Northwestern's running game strong enough to contend in the confere...

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