A blocked punt and accompanying score is a good way to start any game. The Bears did that with Sherrick McManis block and Corey Woottons score off that and never let the Titans into the game.
The Tennessee Titans were taken out of any game plan or rhythm by the takeaway tsunami that swept over them, usually wearing a Chicago No. 33.
The Panthers, who average 336 yards per game, had put 306 yards and 16 points on the Bears with 6 minutes still to play in the third quarter.
Northwestern hasn't won a bowl game since 1948, but Washington Redskins defensive tackle and Wildcats alum Barry Cofield sees the arrow trending upward for the football program.
Starting cornerback Tim Jennings had rookie Isaiah Freys back during Friday nights practice.