Kickoff Time: 6:00 CT
Television: Big Ten Network
Radio:WIND 560, WNUR Radio
The Wildcats hope to stop their losing skid at four games as they entertain the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ryan Field. Can Northwestern pull off the upset on homecoming weekend? Let PurpleWildcats.com get you set for the game.
Northwestern's defense has been through great struggles recently. The unit hopes to regroup against a Penn State offense that has seen equal struggles. The Wildcats' defense will have to contain the Nittany Lions' beleaguered offense.
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Visitors past and future at Ryan Field
Homecoming week marks the return of Northwestern alumni. Former Wildcat quarterfback Mike Kafka will serve as an honorary captain—as will comedian Seth Myers. However, potential future Wildcats will also be at Ryan Field. NU's football and basketball team will host recruits on campus for the weekend. PW is continuously working to gather names of visitors. After the game, we will bring updates on the recruits' visits.
List Of Visitors
Paterno gunning for history
Penn State's legendary coach, Joe Paterno, has done it all during his long career. With a win at Ryan Field, the 84-year-old can tie Eddie Robinson for second on the all-time career wins record list.
Northwestern's offense has seen some interesting looks with Dan Persa back as the starting quarterback, as offensive coordinator Mick McCall has utilized each of his weapons. Kain Colter has worked in as a wide receiver, catching five passes against Iowa, while Venric Mark continues to work in at many different places. The Wildcats face a tough defense on Saturday, so it will be interesting to see how McCall uses his weapons.
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