Collegiately Speaking: Bouncing back from a season-opening loss

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Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald watches during the second half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Michigan State in Evanston, Ill., Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Michigan State won 38-21. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Northwestern Wildcats struggled in the first game of the season when they lost to Michigan State 38-21. Northwestern’s play-by-play voice, Dave Eanet, and former Wildcat quarterback, Dan Persa, breakdown what went wrong against the conference rival. Former kicker, and the all-time leading point scorer in NU history, Jeff Budzien, shared his thoughts as well. Later on, Dave and Dan take a look around the college football landscape, and producer “Super Joe” Romano gives his pick of the week.

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