NW Northwestern Wildcats 18
Northwestern Wildcats Northwestern Overall (4-3)
ATS (3-4)
O/U (4-3)
October 20 2018
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Partly cloudy 59F
Humidity: 78%
Wind: WNW 12 mph
RUT Rutgers Scarlet Knights 15
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Rutgers Overall (1-7)
ATS (3-5)
O/U (3-5)
Final
Money Line Total: 48½ Spread ATS
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325 Northwestern Wildcats -1600 Under -110 -20.5 UNDER: 33
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326 Rutgers Scarlet Knights +900 Over -110 Cover: 17.5
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Final
Money Line Total: 48½ Spread ATS
325 NW -1600 Under: -110 -20.5 UNDER: 33
326 RUT +900 Over: -110 Cover: 17.5
Line Movement
Money Line
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Money Line
10/20/2018
10:57 AM
NW
-1600
RUT
+900
10/17/2018
11:30 AM
NW
-1600
RUT
+900
Spread
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Spread
10/20/2018
10:57 AM
NW(-20.5)
-110
RUT
-110
10/17/2018
11:30 AM
NW(-20.5)
-110
RUT
-110
10/17/2018
11:09 AM
NW(-20.5)
-110
RUT
-110
10/15/2018
2:45 PM
NW(-20.5)
-110
RUT
-110
Total
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Total
10/20/2018
10:57 AM
48½
-110
48½
-110
10/17/2018
11:30 AM
49
-110
49
-110
10/17/2018
11:09 AM
49
-110
49
-110
Recap

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Isaiah Bowser scored on a 5-yard run with 8:12 to play and Northwestern avoided a major letdown by converting two fourth-downs plays on the game-winning drive to defeat struggling Rutgers 18-15 on Saturday.

Bowser also scored on a 3-yard run and Drew Luckenbaugh kicked a 23-yard field goal as the Wildcats (4-3, 4-1 Big Ten) won their third straight game by rallying from an eight-point third-quarter deficit. Clayton Thorson hit Flynn Nagel on a 2-point conversion pass after Bowser's go-ahead run.

Isaih Pacheco scored on a 44-yard run for Rutgers (1-7, 0-5), which lost its seventh straight game. Justin Davidovicz kicked field goals of 42 and 26 yards, while Willington Previlon had a sack for a safety.

Northwestern rallied from a 15-8 deficit in winning its sixth straight road game. Luckenbaugh's field goal got them within five points in the third quarter. Thorson and the offense drove 63 yards in 11 plays for the game winner. Thorson ran a quarterback sneak for 4 yards on a fourth-and-1 from his own 46 early in the drive and he hit Nagel on a 10-yard pass on a fourth-and 4 from the Rutgers 15. Bowser, who rushed for 108 yards, scored on the next play.

Rutgers, which had not led in the second quarter of a game since a season-opening win over Texas State, scored the final 12 points to take a 12-7 halftime lead.

Davidovicz got the Scarlet Knights on the board with a 42-yard field goal. Pacheco gave Rutgers a 10-7 lead with the Scarlet Knights' longest play from scrimmage on offense with 5:09 left in the half. Previlon sacked Thorson for the safety 1:38 before halftime.

Northwestern, which was averaging 390.5 yards in total offense, was limited to 84 in the first half by a defense that was giving up an average of 40.5 points in its losing streak. It finished with 278 yards.

The Wildcats had taken advantage of a bad play by Pacheco on the opening kickoff. He called for a fair catch, muffed it and then took a knee. The Scarlet Knights got the ball at the 1 and had to punt. Northwestern needed eights play to go 43 yards, with Bowser running the final 3 yards.

TAKEAWAY

Northwestern: With games coming up against No. 23 Wisconsin and No. 4 Notre Dame the next two weeks, Northwestern needed this one to stay in the bowl picture.

Rutgers: This was the game the Scarlet Knights needed if they were going to win again. They have Wisconsin, Michigan, Penn State and Michigan State in the home stretch.

UP NEXT

Northwestern: Plays host to Wisconsin on Saturday.

Rutgers: Bye week. Returns at Wisconsin on Nov. 3.

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Matchup
Northwestern Overall
W/L 4-3
ATS 3-4
Pts For 24.3
Pts Against 24.6
Total 4-3
Northwestern Away
W/L 3-0
ATS 2-1
Pts For 26.0
Pts Against 20.3
Total 2-1
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Rutgers Overall
W/L 1-7
ATS 3-5
Pts For 15.1
Pts Against 33.8
Total 3-5
Rutgers Home
W/L 1-4
ATS 3-2
Pts For 19.4
Pts Against 25.8
Total 2-3
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Scoring
1st Quarter
NW 9:46 25-I.Bowser runs 3 yards for a touchdown. (38-D.Luckenbaugh extra point is good.)NW 7 RUT 0
2nd Quarter
RUT 9:25 95-J.Davidovicz 42 yards Field Goal is Good.NW 7 RUT 3
RUT 5:09 10-I.Pacheco runs 44 yards for a touchdown. (95-J.Davidovicz extra point is good.)NW 7 RUT 10
RUT 1:43 18-C.Thorson sacked at NW End Zone for -11 yards to NW End Zone for no gain, safety (96-W.Previlon).NW 7 RUT 12
3rd Quarter
RUT 10:02 95-J.Davidovicz 26 yards Field Goal is Good.NW 7 RUT 15
NW 5:17 38-D.Luckenbaugh 23 yards Field Goal is Good.NW 10 RUT 15
4th Quarter
NW 8:12 25-I.Bowser runs 5 yards for a touchdown. (18-C.Thorson complete to 2-F.Nagel. 2-F.Nagel to RUT End Zone for 2 yards. Conversion is good.)NW 18 RUT 15
Box Score
Northwestern
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Clayton Thorson 17/3415000

Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Isaiah Bowser 24108223
Chad Hanaoka 62607
Drake Anderson 72406
JJ Jefferson 1-30-3
Clayton Thorson 9-2704

Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Flynn Nagel 871014
Chad Hanaoka 21509
Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman 21408
Riley Lees 129029
Bennett Skowronek 1707
Isaiah Bowser 1606
Cameron Green 1404
Charlie Fessler 1404

Fumbles FUM LOST
Clayton Thorson 11

Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Drew Luckenbaugh 1/1231/14

Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG
Kyric McGowan 220.5024

Defense T-A SCK INT FF
Samdup Miller 7-1000
Joe Gaziano 5-0100
Chris Bergin 4-1100
Paddy Fisher 4-1000
Trae Williams 4-0000
Blake Gallagher 3-4000
Jared McGee 3-0000
Montre Hartage 2-0000
J.R. Pace 2-0000
Jordan Thompson 1-1000
Travis Whillock 1-1000
Brian Bullock 1-0000
Fred Wyatt 1-0000
Cameron Ruiz 0-0000
Rutgers
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Artur Sitkowski 15/318100

Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Isaih Pacheco 1176144
Raheem Blackshear 62306
Trey Sneed 61307
Artur Sitkowski 3-5012

Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Eddie Lewis 418011
Trey Sneed 323014
Daevon Robinson 21409
Travis Vokolek 2906
Shameen Jones 2201
Raheem Blackshear 1808
Isaih Pacheco 1707

Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Justin Davidovicz 2/3421/17

Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG
Isaih Pacheco 115015

Defense T-A SCK INT FF
Avery Young 7-2000
Deonte Roberts 7-1000
Isaiah Wharton 7-0000
Julius Turner 5-1000
Kevin Wilkins 4-2000
Trevor Morris 3-40.501
Damon Hayes 3-1000
Willington Previlon 3-11.500
Saquan Hampton 3-0000
Elorm Lumor 3-0100
Jon Bateky 3-0000
Tyshon Fogg 2-3000
Mike Tverdov 2-1000
Olakunle Fatukasi 2-1000
Tre Avery 1-0000
Jarrett Paul 1-0000
Tyreek Maddox-Williams 0-1000
Nihym Anderson 0-0000
Rashawn Battle 0-0000
1st Half
Money Line
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Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
10/20/2018
10:57 AM
NW(-12)
-110
RUT
-110
10/19/2018
8:36 AM
NW(-12)
-110
RUT
-110
Total
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Total
10/20/2018
10:57 AM
24½
-110
24½
-110
10/19/2018
8:36 AM
25
-110
25
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
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Money Line
Spread
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Spread
10/20/2018
12:42 PM
NW(-11)
-110
RUT
-110
10/20/2018
12:39 PM
NW(-11)
-110
RUT
-110
10/20/2018
12:36 PM
NW(-11)
-110
RUT
-110
Total
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Total
10/20/2018
12:42 PM
23½
-110
23½
-110
10/20/2018
12:39 PM
23½
EVEN
23½
-120
10/20/2018
12:36 PM
24
-110
24
-110