Northwestern Wildcats (1-2) vs. Ohio Bobcats (0-3)
Where: Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Watch: Big Ten Network
Listen: WGN Radio
The Wildcats are hosting the Ohio Bobcats today and are looking to get back on track with a victory before heading into the conference schedule portion of the 2021 season.
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Coin Toss: Northwestern has won the toss, but deferred; Ohio will receive first.
1ST QTR: Threatening to score on their first drive of the game, Ohio opts for a timeout at the Northwestern 18-yard line with 9:37 left in the first.
1ST QTR: 32-yard field goal attempt by Ohio's Tristian Vandenberg is no good, and the Bobcats' near eight-minute drive comes up short. Still no score at Ryan Field with 7:59 left in the first quarter.
1ST QTR: Wildcats' Ryan Hilinski is making his first start at quarterback for Northwestern.
1ST QTR: Northwestern goes 3-and-out on their first drive after a 20-yard pass from Hilinski to Malik Washington is nullified following an offensive pass interference penalty.
1ST QTR: Evan Hull with a 17-yard run for a touchdown to bring the Wildcats up 7-0 with just under four minutes left in the first.
1ST QTR: Evan Hull with a 90-yard run all the way to the end zone extends the Wildcats' lead to 14-0 with 1:36 left in the first.
END OF 1ST QTR: Northwestern 14, Ohio 0.
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2ND QTR: After a strong drive led by Hilinski, Northwestern goes for it on 4th and 2 at the goal line, but the attempt is stopped by a false start penalty on the Wildcats. Charlie Kuhbander's 24-yard field goal attempt is no good.
2ND QTR: Northwestern goes three-and-out while backed up against their own end zone; Hilinski narrowly avoided a pick-6 by Ohio's Jett Elad as the ball slipped through the cornerback's hands. Northwestern is still up 14-0 with 5:36 left in the half.
2ND QTR: After a 32-yard run by Andrew Clair takes the Wildcats to the goal line, Charlie Kuhbander tries for a field goal again at 24 yards, and this time it is good. Northwestern 17, Ohio 0 with under a minute left in the first half.
HALFTIME: Northwestern 17, Ohio 0.
3RD QTR: Northwestern goes three-and-out on the opening drive of the second half.
3RD QTR: With 4 minutes left it the third, it has been quite the quiet quarter, as the Bobcats and Wildcats have been trading third down stops and punts, with no scores on either side.
END OF 3RD QTR: Northwestern 17, Ohio 0.
4TH QTR: After an incomplete third-and-goal attempt from Hilinski to Bryce Kirtz, Charlie Kuhbander's 26-yard field goal attempt is good. Northwestern extends their lead to 20-0 over Ohio.
4TH QTR: Brandon Joseph intercepts Ohio's Kurtis Rourke, but the following possession for Northwestern doesn't last long as Hilinski fumbles the ball and Ohio recovers.
4TH QTR: At fourth and one with 10 minutes left it the game, the Bobcats go for it, but the QB keep attempt by Armani Rogers is shut down by Bergin and Meiser. Northwestern gets the ball with great field position on the Ohio side of the field with 9 minutes to go.
4TH QTR: After some strong runs led by Anthony Tyus III off the snap, he runs it into the end zone for a touchdown; the Wildcats opt for the 2-point conversion, and Stephon Robinson Jr. successfully runs it in to make it Northwestern 28, Ohio 0.
4TH QTR: Following another interception by Northwestern's senior safety Bryce Jackson on a pass from Rogers, the Wildcats put in sophomore Carl Richardson in at quarterback with under 2 minutes left.
4TH QTR: Touchdown! Wildcats sophomore Jake Arthurs extends the reach into the end zone to push the Wildcats ahead 35-0 with a minute left.
END OF 4TH QTR: On the final play of the game, Ohio's Armani Rogers runs it 55-yards for a touchdown for the Bobcats. Northwestern 35, Ohio 6.
FINAL: Northwestern 35, Ohio 6.