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Opponent Preview: Northwestern

NU QB Kain Colter

On Monday, as with Saturday, there was no emotional outpouring. Nor were there knee-jerk reactions. Northwestern watched a seemingly stable 11-point lead evaporate in yet another fourth quarter meltdown. It involved a combination of factors, but the only thing clear in the wake of defeat is this: there can be no letdown at Minnesota this week.

As the Wildcats still cling to hopes of a Legends Division title, every win takes on special importance. Last year, NU's first loss of the season a stunner at Army began a five-game skid. Senior Brian Arnfelt, part of a defensive front that struggled last week, thinks this team can avoid falling into an extended slump. "I don't think we necessarily took the right attitude last year," Arnfelt...

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