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Justin Fields threw for four touchdowns, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 121 yards and No. 4 Ohio State pounded Northwestern 52-3 on Friday night.
Jon Teske scored all 17 of his points in the first half, and No. 2 Michigan is now off to its best start in program history after an 80-60 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night at Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines (17-0, 6-0 Big Ten) started 16-0 on two previous occasions, but this season’s team surpassed that by routing Northwestern. Zavier Simpson scored a career-high 24 points for Michigan, and Teske matched his own career high in scoring.
Northwestern converted three Utah turnovers into 21 points in a dizzying nine-minute stretch in the pouring rain in the third quarter of the Holiday Bowl, including Jared McGee’s 82-yard fumble return for a touchdown, to stun the No. 20 Utes 31-20.
Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and No. 2 Michigan State erased a 27-point deficit on Saturday to beat Northwestern 65-60 and extend its winning streak to 10 games.
Not many college football fans outside of Alabama and Ohio State are totally content with their coach. And satisfaction can be fleeting, as Michigan State fans are finding out now. These days, Clemson fans are crazy about Dabo Swinney and Stanford supporters are cool with David Shaw. What other fanbases are feeling good about its coach heading into 2017?
Gonzaga struggled at the free-throw line on Saturday when the Zags topped Northwestern 79-73 in the NCAA Tournament round of 32.
Northwestern was ready to fight Gonzaga for the right to play in the Sweet 16, and the Wildcats made sure to bring a barrage of fans to cheer them on in the round of 32 against Gonzaga.
Some wins ride on a little more than just talent – they require a bit of luck.
It’s official. Gonzaga is now the most hated team in America. But the referees who missed the goaltending call are a close second.
Gonzaga led 63-56, but the Wildcats were closing fast. The Zags’ memorable season and NCAA Tournament were hanging in the balance. Sounds like a job for a couple of 19-year-olds. Coach Mark Few turned to his bench and inserted freshmen Zach Collins and Killian Tillie for Przemek Karnowski and Johnathan Williams.
Gonzaga won 79-73 on Saturday and the big controversy was about a goaltending no call that ended up yielding a four-point swing toward the Bulldogs when Northwestern coach Chris Collins was called for a technical foul for yelling at the officials.
The 2016-17 season saw Northwestern play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. The Wildcats have no intention of it being their last dance.
In a sport where gigantic athletes are not allowed to touch yet are constantly crashing into each other, a certain amount of controversy is expected. The most hated player at Duke doesn’t draw so many boos as an exceptional college basketball official.
Ernie Johnson may not have, but Gonzaga fans knew better. An 18-point halftime lead was not the end of the story. Period.
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 79-73 win over Northwestern on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
Gonzaga’s game against NCAA Tournament darling Northwestern went from sleeper to classic. But the top-seeded Bulldogs held off the Wildcats just long enough to escape Salt Lake City with an 79-73 victory.
Live updates from top-seeded Gonzaga’s second-round game against No. 8 seed Northwestern.
Northwestern’s offense revolves around guard Bryant McIntosh (14.7 points per game) and wings Scottie Lindsey (14.2) and Vic Law (12.1). Law is listed as a 6-foot-7 forward but he’s the Wildcats’ best spot-up 3-point shooter. McIntosh made 41 3s but with just 31-percent accuracy.
The text showed up on Przemek Karnowski’s phone on Thursday. “Hey, I don’t know who to root for?” The author: Dr. John Shuster, the orthopaedic spine surgeon who performed Karnowski’s disc surgery on Dec. 31, 2016. The rub: Shuster earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Northwestern in 1987.
The top-seeded Zags (33-1) are essentially considering it as a road game Saturday when they face No. 8 Northwestern (24-11) with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 on the line.