Basanez keeps surprising Wildcats focused

QB Brett Basanez has guided Northwestern into the thick of the Big Ten and is determined not to let the Wildcats lose focus.

Updated: October 26, 2005, 1:53 PM ET
By Bruce Hooley | Special to ESPN.com

Brett Basanez wasn't perfecting his Bob Knight impression, nor was the Northwestern quarterback demonstrating the decibel level of a nuclear explosion at ground zero.

It sure looked that way Saturday, though, when Basanez stifled his teammates' satisfaction with a 21-7 lead over Michigan State by going postal right there in plain view on the Spartan Stadium sideline.

Here the Wildcats were, en route to their widest margin of victory in a Big Ten road game in 62 years, and Basanez ...

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