NUmbers Guy: Northwestern’s Win Over Purdue

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WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) breaks down the Wildcats’ second straight win, Saturday’s 38-14 blowout victory over Purdue.

Northwestern went into West Lafayette on Saturday and walked out with a relatively easy victory. Offensively and defensively, Northwestern pretty much dominated a far inferior team, even after Trevor Siemian went down with a torn ACL. Northwestern didn’t have a hangover coming off an emotional upset win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, rather they took it to the Purdue Boilermakers, going up 24-7 at the half and eventually winning 38-14. So let’s take a look at the numbers behind Northwestern’s win over Purdue.


For the second straight week, Northwestern put up more than 400 yards of offense. Against the Boilermakers, the ‘Cats had 414 yards of offense, 233 yards on the ground and 181 through the air. Before Siemian went down with an ACL injury, he threw the ball…

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