Northwestern Wildcats (2-3) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-3)
Time: 11:00 AM CT
Watch: Big Ten Network
Listen: WGN Radio
The Wildcats are back in action after a bye week, hoping to shake off a blowout loss to Nebraska. Follow the action below to see if the Wildcats can bounce back and get back in the win column!
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Coin Toss: Northwestern wins the toss and elects to receive
1ST QTR: Northwestern receives the opening kickoff, will start at their own 25.
1ST QTR: Ryan Hilinski connects with Stephon Robinson Jr. for 48 yards.
1ST QTR: Charlie Kuhbander hooks the 44-yard field goal attempt wide left, Rutgers offense takes over.
1ST QTR: Adebawore comes up with the sack on 3rd and 8, forcing the Scarlet Knights to punt.
1ST QTR: Rutgers and Northwestern trade consecutive three and outs as it is a defensive battle early on.
1ST QTR: Hilinski to Robinson again, connecting for 22 yards to convert on third down.
1ST QTR: Hilinski to Washington for a 64-yard touchdown, Wildcats lead 7-0.
1ST QTR: Northwestern recovers the muffed punt deep in Rutgers territory.
1ST QTR: The Wildcats fail to capitalize as they cannot convert the 4th and 12, turning the ball back over on downs.
**END OF FIRST QUARTER, WILDCATS LEAD 7-0**
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2ND QTR: Andrew Clair picking up chunks on the ground, rushing for 27 yards and a Wildcat first down.
2ND QTR: Vedral to Melton for a huge 46-yard gain and a Rutgers first down.: V
2ND QTR: Vedral connects with Melton in the back of the end zone, capping off a 97 yard touchdown drive. Rutgers ties it at 7-7.
2ND QTR: Hilinski connects with JJ Jefferson for 32 yards and another Northwestern first down.
2ND QTR: Ryan Hilinski tosses it to Marshall Lang for a two-yard touchdown pass, Wildcats lead 14-7.
**END OF THE FIRST HALF, WILDCATS LEAD 14-7**
3RD QTR: Rutgers receives the kick to start the third quarter.
3RD QTR: Jeremy Meiser sacks Vedral for a loss of six, forcing a Rutgers three and out.
3RD QTR: Northwestern attempts a fake punt but it is stamped out immediately by Rutgers, ball goes over on downs.
3RD QTR: Vedral takes it for 14 yards and picks up a Rutgers first down.
3RD QTR: Valentino Ambrosio's 33-yard field goal attempt is no good, hooking wide left. The Wildcat defense holds again to maintain a 14-7 lead.
3RD QTR: Hilinski to Robinson yet again for 20 yards and a Wildcat first down.
**END OF THIRD QUARTER, WILDCATS LEAD 14-7**
4TH QTR: Adebawore gets home for yet another sack, as Rutgers offense stalls out and punts it away.
4TH QTR: Andrew Clair punches it in from three yards out, Northwestern leads 21-7.
4TH QTR: Samdup Miller gets to the quarterback for another Northwestern sack, as the Wildcats will take over on downs.
**FINAL, WILDCATS WIN 21-7. Northwestern improves to 3-3 on the season.**