Northwestern football


College football begins this week, a wonderful thing to finally get to say.


Northwestern has its quarterback.

Redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson will start the Wildcats' season-opener against Stanford, head coach Pat Fitzgerald announced Thursday.


What was originally a six-game series of future football games between Northwestern and Stanford is now just a home-and-home.


Northwestern’s defense ranked in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten last season. There were good weeks and bad weeks, games allowing six points and games allowing 48 points.


The last time we saw Christian Jones on the field in a game, he was shredding the Illinois defense to the tune of 13 catches for 182 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns.