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Northwestern Quarterback Andrew Marty Out With Injury, Fitzgerald and Teammates React

The second of three 'Cats QBs to take a snap in Saturday's contest against Duke is out.

Northwestern Football announced that quarterback Andrew Marty is out for the remainder of Saturday's game with an upper body injury. Marty went down on a fumble play with 13:24 remaining in the fourth quarter.

After falling behind 27-0, senior quarterback Andrew Marty was subbed into the game and made an immediate impact. In his first drive, Marty completed three of his five passes for 61 yards and capped it off with a touchdown pass to freshman receiver Jacob Gil. Marty threw a second 20-yard touchdown to sophomore tight end Marshall Lang early in the third quarter.

"He went in and was ready to roll," Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald said following the game. "I thought he went in he was confident, he was capable, and went in and trusted himself and took what the defense gave him. That's what good quarterbacks go. He gave us a spark and I'm really proud of him."

Captain linebacker Chris Bergin also reacted to Marty's performance and injury.

"Marty is a hell of a football player and a hell of a leader," Bergin said. "We expected nothing less from him and no drop-off when he came into the game. We didn't flinch. We didn't blink. We hope he gets back as soon as possible."

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Marty completed 11-16 passes for 151 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. 

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