• Fitzgerald said that the team works gameplan in by phases each day. The team looked at a lot of gameplan for Rice. Fitzgerald said, "I thought the guys handled it really well."
• Northwestern received some good news on the injury front. Jack Konopka was back at practice, and freshman running back Jordan Perkins was also in action. Konopka's status for Saturday's game will likely be clarified in the weekly injury report.
• Dan Persa continued to practice—just as he did on Tuesday—and looked just as impressive. At this point, it would be a surprise if he did not play against Rice.
• During 7-on-7 drills, Dan Persa was working in at quarterback while Colter was lined up as a receiver. Persa connected on a quick out route, as Colter made a quick, timely cut to make the reception. Colter has only been playing receiver for a few weeks now, but he has that sixth sense that receivers have with their quarterback. They are on the same page.
• Jeremy Ebert has drawn great praise for his performance on Saturday's, but he continues to be a great practice player. He makes great plays in practice, and is always hustling on the field. Fitzgerald, again, made the claim that Ebert is an "All-Big Ten receiver."
• With every play, there were multiple defenders giving chase to the ball-carrier. The energy in practice is always noticeable.
The Wildcats will be back on the practice field on Thursday morning, as they continue to prepare for their Saturday matchup with Rice. Stay with PurpleWildcats.com for continued updates, stories, analysis, and more.