November 6, 2010

A complete collapse

Pat Fitzgerald doesn't hide the fact that he idolizes Penn State coach Joe Paterno. And his team did everything it could in the second half in Happy Valley to ensure that the legendary coach got his 400th win.

The Wildcats suffered a complete collapse in the final 31 minutes, turning a 21-0 advantage into a 35-21 loss to the Nittany Lions.

They say college football is a game of momentum, and Northwestern ended up on the shoreline side of a tsunami that washed away a dominant first 29 minutes.

How epic was Northwestern's fade? Paterno has been coaching Penn State for 45 years and it matched the biggest comeback win of his career.

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