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Cole & McPherson Making Plays on D

The Northwestern Defense is still mired at the bottom of the Big 10 statistics, but if you've been following the games closely, you'll notice that a unit that had been struggling seems to be gaining more stops, including two critical interceptions to essentially end games. Here are the post game comments from two of the defensive backs who are leading that return to the "Bend - don't Break Defense" for the Wildcats.

The NU Defense is starting to show signs of life A week ago, one linebacker, Tim McGarigle, had more tackles than the rest of the team. This week, 7 players had 5 or more. Last week we had just finished another defensive backfield shuffle, with Herschel Henderson moving to safety, and first Corey Dious, then Deante Battle taking over at right corner. This week we had the same defensive backfield...

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