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Dienhart: Big Ten Snap Reactions To Early Games

With two Big Ten games under my belt from Thursday and Friday, I locked in on the four early Big Ten games Saturday. Here are my Snap Reactions, where I list the three things I learned from each game. What did you learn? Come tell me in the comment section at the bottom of this post.

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Backup QB Siemian lifts Northwestern past Syracuse

Backup quarterback Trevor Siemian hit Demetrius Fields for a 9-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left and Northwestern held on to beat Syracuse 42-41 Saturday in the teams’ season opener. Siemian, subbing for starter Kain Colter, drove the Wildcats 75 yards in 10 plays, taking advantage of a critical personal foul against Syracuse defender Keon Lyn for a late hit out of bounds on the previous play.

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3rd Quarter Recap: Northwestern 35, Syracuse 27

Ryan Nassib had a productive quarter for Syracuse. He threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two yards, but the margin is still eight, as the Orange trail 35-27. Syracuse is currently on a 14-point run.

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2nd Quarter Recap: Northwestern 21, Syracuse 13

In the second quarter, Northwestern’s Kain Colter threw for 49 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 16 yards to help the Wildcats take a 21-13 lead into halftime.

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1st Quarter Recap: Northwestern 7, Syracuse 6

Ross Krautman helped Syracuse jumpstart a potential comeback against Northwestern with two field goals, and now the Orange trail 7-6 at the end of the first quarter.

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Dienhart: Week 1 To Answer My Big Ten Questions

This is the first edition of a new weekly post where I will look at one key question for each team in a piece called: 12 Teams, 12 Questions. I’ll roll these out every Tuesday and look forward to hearing what you think about your team and your team’s games.

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