Monday September 15th, 2014

Western Illinois vs. Northwestern

The Northwestern Wildcats will look to notch their first win of the season on Saturday when they host Western Illinois. After dropping their opener to Cal, they were defeated two weeks ago by Northern Illinois of the MAC and were off last week. Western Illinois comes in with a record of 2-1 on the year. 

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Saturday's game are below: 

Kickoff: Noon ET

Live Stream: The game can be streamed live here

TV Coverage: ESPNews

Radio: For Northwestern radio, click here. For Western Illinois radio, click here

Game Facts

Northwestern facts

Northwestern's loss to Northern Illinois marked the first time in eight meetings that the Wildcats were downed by the Huskies. It was their first meeting since 2005. 

The loss also snapped a 10-game winning streak that Northwestern had against MAC teams.

Northwestern began a season 0-2 for the first time since the 2004 season. 

This will be the first meeting between the Wildcats and Leathernecks.

Before this season, Northwestern had not lost a non-conference home game since 2007.

In the loss to NIU, quarterback Trevor Siemian topped 4,000 career passing yards after finishing the game with 269. 

Siemian needs one more career touchdown pass to enter the Top 10 in school history in that department. He currently has 22 career TD passes.

Freshman running back Justin Jackson led Northwestern with a career-high 12 carries for 52 yards. 

Wide receiver Miles Shuler had a career high in catches against the Huskies with five. He ended up with 37 total yards. 

Junior Dan Vitale has had at least one catch in 15 straight games. 

- Jack Jorgensen

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