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2019 Schedule
9-5, 1st in Big Ten - West
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The most dynamic game-breaker on each Top 25 team

Who will be the most electric players for the nation's top teams this season? Clemson and Alabama have an embarrassment of riches on offense, but they're not the only ones.

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85dESPN

NU's Green retires due to family head injuries

Cameron Green, Northwestern's No. 2 pass-catcher last season, announced his retirement Monday on Twitter, saying "concussions and head injuries within my family" led him to his decision to pass on a fifth season with the Wildcats.

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100dTom Luginbill

How Top 25 teams addressed needs on signing day

National championship contenders don't rebuild, they reload. Check out how each Top 25 team has used recruiting and the transfer market to replenish talent this offseason.

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118dMark Schlabach

College football QB transfer rankings

How will this year's group of transfer quarterbacks affect the 2019 season? It all starts with Jalen Hurts at Oklahoma.

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120dTom VanHaaren

Breaking down the Big Ten recruiting classes

The usual suspects -- Michigan and Ohio State -- are near the top of the recruiting rankings again, but the most surprising classes in the conference are at places like Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin.

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120dESPN

Biggest concern for each Top 25 team

When will Justin Fields debut at QB for Ohio State? How much turnover can Alabama handle? All of the Top 25 teams have issues to be resolved.

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Tue.'s 73-66 home win vs. Indiana was # 100 for Chris Collins in 6 seasons. The N'western head coach (100-84) joins predecessor Bill Carmody (192-210) & Hall of Famer Arthur "Dutch" Lonborg (236-203 from 1928-50) as the only 3 in school history to reach 100 wins.

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135dMark Schlabach

The 2019 Way-Too-Early Top 25

Clemson is the new king, but Alabama will be back, along with Georgia, Ohio State and Notre Dame, while a couple of teams from Texas elbow their way into the top 10.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Northwestern is hiring Kurt Anderson as its new offensive line coach. Anderson spent last season as an analyst for Northwestern after coaching offensive line at Arkansas in 2016 and 2017. He also has coached offensive line with the Buffalo Bills and at Eastern Michigan. Anderson replaces Adam Cushing, the new Eastern Illinois head coach.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

N'western's 31-20 Holiday Bowl W vs. Utah included NU's lowest-scoring 1st half of its 15 Bowls (trailed 20-3), its highest-scoring Bowl quarter (28 points in 3rd) & its first defensive shutout for a Bowl half (28-0 2nd half). On Utah's last 3 Red Zone trips (2 in 2nd Q & 1 in 3rd Q), it was outscored 7-6 (NU's TD was a game-changing fumble return - 1 of 4 Utah turnovers in 3rd Q).

Northwestern big man goes airborne for TD (0:23)

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Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald, asked after NU's 31-20 Holiday Bowl victory over Utah on Fox Sports' telecast about the Packers' reported interest in him as a candidate for their vacant head coaching job, said: "I'm not going anywhere, this is home forever...I'm a Wildcat for life."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

After trailing 20-3 at halftime, N'western's 28-0 3rd Q were a Holiday Bowl & NU Bowl record for points in a quarter — and NU beat Utah 31-20 for a school-record 3rd straight Bowl win & 4th win in its last 5. The victory came on the eve of the 70th anniversary of its other Bowl victory - 20-14 over Cal. in the ‘49 Rose.

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