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Northwestern Struggles Continue In Loss To Penn State

Northwestern bowl hopes all but gone after loss to Penn State.

It wasn't a very happy homecoming for the Northwestern Wildcats (2-5, 0-4) Saturday as they lost again this time to Penn State.

The game was entertaining as both teams combined for 51 points in the first half. NU got on the board first when QB Dan Persa snuck one in from one yard out. The Nitany Lions (7-1, 4-0) would answer though as they scored 14 points in less than three minutes to put Penn State up 14-7.  The 'cats would tie things up late in the first quarter when Dan Persa hit Kain Colter from 12-yards out.

After a Penn State field goal in the second quarter , NU regained the lead  when Colter scored from four yards. Each team would swap field goals, before Penn State would take a 27-24 lead a few seconds before the halftime break.

In the second half the defense for each team would take over as Penn State would add one more touchdown and that would be it for the scoring as Northwestern would fall 34-24.

Dan Persa was the offensive leader Saturday for Northwestern throwing for 294 yards. Penn State was lead by Silas Redd who ran the ball for 164 yards and a touchdown.

Northwestern will try to snap their 5 game losing streak next week when they head to Indiana to face the Hoosiers.