The season hasn't gone how Pat Fitzgerald or Northwestern wanted to, but the Wildcats went home happy Saturday night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame had the game won. The Irish had the ball on Northwestern's 31 with just under a minute and a half left, and the Wildcats had no timeouts left.
Pat Fitzgerald has a lot of work to do to prepare for Northwestern's game against Notre Dame this weekend.
So he's not wasting any of it by thinking about the past.
Northwestern linebacker Collin Ellis has been kept out of each of the Cats' last three games dealing with the effects of multiple concussions.
Pat Fitzgerald decided before his team even got the ball back: He was going to go for two.