Sept. 17, 2011
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Northwestern Postgame Notes
NU vs. Army - Sept. 17, 2011
Michie Stadium - West Point, N.Y.
Northwestern Team Notes
This was the fifth meeting between Northwestern and Army, and the first since Sept. 24, 1988. NU
leads the overall series 3-2.
NU is 14-2 in its last 16 regular-season contests against nonconference opponents. NU began the
day with a seven-game winning streak vs. nonconference opposition.
Since 2008, NU has gone 12-6 in true road games. NU's 12 victories in that span--eight of which
are against Big Ten opponents--are tied for the sixth-most among all FBS programs.
Northwestern has now scored in double figures 49 straight games.
Northwestern has an open date next weekend and then begins conference play on Saturday, Oct. 1
at Illinois. Kickoff time has been set for 11 a.m. Television plans will be announced on Monday, Sept.
Northwestern Individual Notes
- True sophomore QB Kain Colter finished with 146 yards of total offense--89 passing and 57
- Colter's 14-yard TD pass to WR Jeremy Ebert in the second quarter was the first touchdown pass
of his career. It was Ebert's first TD grab this year. Ebert finished with a team-high six catches for
108 yards and two TDs. He now has 12 career touchdowns.
- Redshirt freshman QB Trevor Siemian entered the game in the fourth quarter and led the Wildcats on a three-play, 80-yard touchdown drive. All three plays were pass plays, with the final play going 62 yards on Jeremy Ebert's second TD grab of the game. In all, Siemain completed 5-of-7 passes for a career- and team-high 105 passing yards.
- P Brandon Williams connected on a 65-yard rugby-style punt late in the third quarter--that was the longest punt of his career.
- RB Mike Trumpy returned to action (after missing the Eastern Illinois game with a head injury)
today and finished with 34 rushing yards.
- LB Bryce McNaul, S Ibraheim Campbell, CB Jeravin Matthews and LB David Nwabuisi all
posted double-figure tackle figures in the contest. Each player's total was a career high: McNaul
totaled 15 hits, Campbell notched 13, Nwabuisi had 12 and Matthews posted 10.