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Thursday, November 17. 2016

Questions from the Other Side: Northwestern BY JACK WHITE

For this weekly column, the Minnesota Daily will interview someone knowledgeable about Minnesota’s next opponent. Bobby Pillote, the assistant gameday editor for Northwestern’s student newspaper, the Daily Northwestern, was interviewed this week. Pillote is a senior at Northwestern University. He has been covering Northwestern football for three years. Northwestern is .500 with a close loss to Ohio State. What has Northwestern done well and what do you think they need to improve on? In terms of things they’ve done well, the offense has really come together in the second half of the season. We’ve seen a lot of

maturation from the quarterback … wide receiver Austin Carr has been fantastic all year long. [The secondary] played pretty last week against Purdue, but you know it’s hard to have takeaways from playing Purdue. So yeah, sometimes they’re good and sometimes they’re not. It’s really just more consistent play out of the back four on the defense. What kind of dynamic does Carr bring to the team? Oh, Carr’s huge. Especially looking at you know last year, there wasn’t really sort of a reliable target, a guy you could always count on if you needed a big play or a first down. Carr is that guy. He just always finds a way to get open. I think he’s only dropped like one pass all year ... He and Thorson u See Q&A Page 8


Quick Hitters from last week’s game Final: Nebraska: 24, Minnesota: 17 Nov. 12, 2016 Memorial Stadium BY MIKE HENDRICKSON

Recap: The Gophers saw a 14-10 halftime lead vanish Saturday, as they were held scoreless in the second half by the Huskers in a 24-17 loss at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. No. 19 Nebraska’s dual-threat quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was questionable before the game with a concussion but played and had a career day. He finished

with 217 passing yards, two touchdowns through the air, 61 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. Minnesota didn’t score any points in the second half. The Gophers’ ground game was held to 85 rushing yards while quarterback Mitch Leidner failed to throw a touchdown pass for the fifth straight game. The Huskers completed their second half comeback on a 13-yard touchdown run by Armstrong midway through the fourth u See QUICK HITTERS Page 6

Gameday Preview: Minnesota vs. Northwestern  
Gameday Preview: Minnesota vs. Northwestern