Nov. 16, 2013
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Northwestern Postgame Notes
Michigan at Northwestern November 16, 2013
Ryan Field Evanston, Ill.
Attendance: 47,330 (sellout)
The game marked the first overtime contest at Ryan Field since NU defeated Minnesota 49-48 in two overtimes on Oct. 13, 2007. Northwestern had never played in a game with more than two overtimes before today.
Michigan has defeated Northwestern in three straight contests. The last two games have resulted in overtime, the Wolverines taking last year's game, 38-31 in OT in Ann Arbor.
Northwestern recorded a season-high 14.0 tackles for loss in the game. Its previous high was 10.0 registered against Minnesota.
Tied for the nation's lead in interceptions going into the game, the Wildcats did not pick off a pass for only the second time this season (no interceptions against Minnesota on Oct. 19). The 'Cats have intercepted at least one pass in 12 of their last 14 contests. NU needs two pick offs to tie the team season record of 20, set in 1948 (10 games), and again in 2005 (12 games).
During regulation, Northwestern scored in the red zone on both their attempts and two of three times in overtime.
The Wildcat defense held Michigan to 4-of-22 in third- and fourth-down efficiency and 2-of-18 in third-down efficiency.
NU has held five of its six Big Ten opponents to under their points per game average. Michigan had been averaging 35.1 ppg.
PK Jeff Budzien scored 13 points in the contest (four field goals, one extra point). That gives him 261 in his career, one away from tying Brian Gowins NU career record of 262.
Budzien had his second game in which he kicked at least four field goals (he had five three-pointers against Boston College in 2012).
Budzien now has 43 career field goals in 50 attempts (.860 average), third-most all-time at Northwestern. John Duvic (1983-86) is two field goals ahead of Budzien in second place.
Budzien is 18-of-20 on field goal attempts in 2013, tied for fifth-most in Northwestern's single-season annals and one off his personal record of 19 from last season. The Northwestern single-season mark for made field goals is 20 achieved by Brian Gowins (1997) and Amado Villarreal (2008).
Budzien extended his school record to 132 consecutive extra points. He has never missed a PAT as a Wildcat.
With 104 yards total offense, QB Kain Colter now has 4,332 yards in his career, 11th in Wildcat history.
Colter's rushing touchdown in the first overtime gives him 28 in his career, three TDs out of fourth place all-time among NU players.
Colter also moved into eighth place on Northwestern's career points list with 192, surpassing Ira Adler's 188 points.
Seven Wildcats caught passes, with WR Christian Jones leading NU with a career-high seven receptions for 64 yards. Jones, who owns NU's longest active streak of 15 consecutive games with a receptions, has led or tied for the lead in receptions in four games this season.
S Traveon Henry, who led all players with a career-high 13 tackles, had eight stops in the first quarter. Of his stops, two were in the opponent's backfield.
With his 11 tackles, LB Damien Proby now has 91 for the season and lengthened his team lead over LB Chi Chi Ariguzo, who had five stops today and has 84 in 2013. Proby has double figures in tackles in his last six games.
S Ibraheim Campbell's two pass breakups gives him 20 in his career, in sole possession of ninth place on NU's all-time list.
With his sack today, DE Tyler Scott now has 16.0 quarterback sacks in his career, one away from fifth place on the all-time NU list. Dwayne Missouri is ahead of Scott with 17.0. Scott's sack was one of five for the Wildcats today. He also shared another tackle for loss and a pass breakup.