The Northwestern Wildcats are on their way to a 3-0 start to their NCAA Football season, as they hold a 12-10 lead over Boston College at halftime. Their first drive took them 11 plays but just 52 yards, and it ended in a Jeff Budzien 42-yard field goal after quarterback Kain Colter was sacked on a third-down play.
Boston College quickly responded with their own 11-play drive that ended in a Nate Freese field goal to tie it up.
Northwestern would then go on to take their second possession and turn it into 3 more points, this drive stalling out at the 3-yard line. Following this, they managed to force a 3-and-out and begin their third possession, which took them into the second quarter, lasted 12 plays and also ended in a field goal.
Their next drive took them to the Boston College 5-yard line and a 4th and 1. They decided to go for it, and Trevor Siemian fumbled, while C.J. Jones managed to recover for Boston College. A penalty by Northwestern on the ensuing possession gave Boston College the jumpstart they needed to put together a strong drive. Going seven plays for 95 yards, they managed to take the lead with a Chase Rettig touchdown pass to Johnathan Coleman that went for 31 yards.
Another field goal from Northwestern on their following possession (do you see a trend?) gave them the lead back as time ran out in the first half.
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