Northwestern Football Drops Big Ten Opener to Minnesota, 35-24

Posted by Jonathan Hodges on September-26-2009 Add Comments

Northwestern (2-2, 0-1) has now lost consecutive games for the first time since 2007 after falling to Minnesota (3-1, 1-0) by a final score of 35-24 in the Big Ten opener for both teams. 

Although NU QB Mike Kafka once again had a big passing day (32-of-47 for 309 yards passing, 2 TDs, and 1 INT), the Wildcats couldn't hold back the Gophers at the end of the day, ceding two fourth-quarter touchdowns to Minnesota allowing them to secure the victory.

The 'Cats got off to a slow start once again, allowing Minnesota to find paydirt on the opening drive of the game, putting NU in an early 7-0 hole.  Northwestern's subsequent drive went 85 yards and to...

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