Northwestern Football 2009: What Could Have Been

Posted by Jonathan Hodges on November-30-2009 Add Comments

During preseason camp prior to the 2009 campaign, I wrote a piece on the next step for Northwestern football, which I argued was winning the games that NU should win.

Looking back on the 2008 regular season, one example of such a game that the Wildcats ended up losing comes to mind; the 37-34 loss at Syracuse.

Add that to the list of games that NU has let slip away this decade, including Iowa (2000), Bowling Green (2001), Hawaii (2004), New Hampshire (2006), Duke (2007), and Indiana (2008).

At the time of the game, it was obvious that injuries were taking a toll on Northwestern, particularly on defense, and at the time it also looked like Syracuse wa...

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