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Powers' Week 9 college football preview

Northwestern can't count on magical comeback against Penn State

Originally Published: October 30, 2009
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

No. 12 Penn State (7-1) at Northwestern (5-3) 3:30 p.m. at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. TV: ESPN Radio: WGN-AM 720 Web: ESPN360.com What you need to know: Northwestern pulled off its biggest comeback win in school history last week as the Wildcats overcame a 28-3 deficit to defeat Indiana 29-28. Northwestern won't have that luxury if its falls behind early against Penn State. If the Nittany Lions lead big early, they will likely lead big late. Northwestern's defense and special teams need to get ...

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