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Monday, April 18, 2011
Spring game recap: Northwestern

By staff

Northwestern wrapped up spring practice Saturday with its spring exhibition at Ryan Field. The offense beat the defense 48-36, as points were awarded for first downs, sacks, defensive stops, takeaways, touchdowns, field goals and safeties.

Although 24 players, including several key contributors, missed the game because of injury or coaches' decision, there were a few notable moments.

Let's take a look:

Game coverage: Here and here and here and here

Quotable: "None of those guys are ready today to go out there and be our starter, but they don’t need to be. They'll keep working at it. The good news is we have this guy named Dan [Persa] who is in the mix, and he’s pretty good. I really like our situation at quarterback." -- coach Pat Fitzgerald on his backup quarterbacks