Commentary

Breaking down the Wildcats

The Persa-to-Ebert connection will be chief concern for Wolverines defense

Updated: October 5, 2011, 2:37 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Northwestern got back its quarterback, Dan Persa, lost its running back, Mike Trumpy, and after it all, lost the Big Ten opener, too, 38-35 to Illinois.

There are things the Wildcats do well -- Persa-to-Ebert -- and things they don't -- the secondary. Here are a few things that stood out about Northwestern after watching the Illinois game.

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