December 24, 2012

O-line spearheads NU offense

EVANSTON-It has been a year of surprises in Evanston.

Few national prognosticators could have predicted this year's Northwestern squad would become Pat Fitzgerald's second nine-win team, let alone a nine-win team that is three fourth quarters away from being undefeated.

But the biggest surprise surrounding the Wildcats may have been an offensive line that paved the way to the best running game of Fitzgerald's tenure and protected the quarterback demonstrably better than it had last season. And that was with a starting five up front that had more serious question marks than any other offensive unit.

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