Wild Finishes: How Northwestern’s Second-Half Scares Prepare It for Syracuse

Posted by Jonathan Hodges on September-14-2009 Add Comments

Northwestern is off to a 2-0 start to the 2009 season and has racked up 58 first half points while allowing just 10 in the same period.

Although the Wildcats let up a bit in the second half of the first game against FCS opponent Towson, they had enough in the tank to cruise to a 47-14 victory while rolling 71 of their players onto the field throughout the game.

But in week two, when NU let off the gas, things got a bit scary as Eastern Michigan mounted a second half comeback to tie the game at 24 with just 2:40 left on the clock.

Even though NU pulled out the win thanks to Demos' long field goal with six ticks left in regulation, the fact that EMU had the game tied so late is rather disconcerting to Wildcats fans.
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