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Homecoming: Indiana at Northwestern

25 October 2009 No Comment

In what I guess I should have expected Northwestern scored 26 unanswered points to come from behind against Indiana and win 29-28. This was the fourth straight game at Ryan Field where Northwestern came from behind versus Indiana to win the game in the 4th quarter.

1) Seven years ago (November 2, 2002) Northwestern’s Jason Wright rushed for his fourth touchdown of the day with 2:17 left to give Northwestern the win 41-37.
2) Five years ago (October 9, 2004) Northwestern’s Brian Huffman kicked the game tying field goal with 29 seconds left to send the game into overtime in which Northwestern ended up winning 31-24.
3) Two years ago (November 10, 2007) Northwestern’s C.J. Bacher threw the game winning touchdown pass to Ross Lane with 44 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter to win 31-28.
4) This year Northwestern fell behind 28-3 halfway through the 2nd quarter but won when Stefan Damos’ kicked the game-winning field goal with 21 seconds left in the 4th quarter. This was the biggest comeback in Northwestern football history. Their biggest comeback before yesterday was 21 points.

Tailgating and Obtaining Tickets
Yesterday was homecoming for the Northwestern Wildcats. Tailgating starts earlier than normal and lasts longer after the game on homecoming weekend at Northwestern. I arrived at our usual tailgate at 8:30 am and entered the game at the end of the first quarter.

As I have stated before, a good way to find extra tickets is to tailgate in the parking lot before games. Fans, who either do not know how to or do not want to sell tickets to scalpers, will have extra tickets in the parking lot and will either give them away or sell them for a deep discount since they have no other options. Yesterday was no exception as one of my friends decided not to enter the game and gave me his extra tickets – thanks Matt Swanson.

After the game the tailgate was still crowded as many of my friends did not end up going into the game. As opposed to other teams in the Chicago area who halt tailgating once the game starts, Northwestern University allows tailgating throughout the entire game. So if you do not want to pay $35 per ticket price for individual end zone tickets ($50 for sideline seats) and do not end up getting a cheap ticket you can always find a crowd in the Ryan Field parking lots.

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