NUmbers Guy: Northwestern at Minnesota

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WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50)  breaks down some stats from Northwestern’s game against Minnesota.

What goes up must come down. After three straight wins, the Northwestern Wildcats fell back down to earth, losing to the Minnesota Golden Gophers 24-17. The Wildcats trudged into TCF Bank Stadium full of hope, but left with a loss after Jalen Myrick’s 100 yard kick return for a touchdown. After three weeks riding on high, it’s a draining loss, a tough loss. The ‘Cats just didn’t play well enough to win. So let’s take a look at the stats that did them in against the Golden Gophers.

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Siemian had trouble with the long ball against Minnesota this past weekend Siemian had trouble with the long ball against Minnesota this past weekend

Northwestern’s longest play of the day was 21 yards, a pass from Trevor Siemian to Justin Jackson. That’s just not going to do it against one of the better defensives in the Big Ten. Northwestern has…

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