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antage over its opponents after Indiana State outrebounded Butler by eight.They just out-toughed us, said Chrabascz, who leads the team from LHX1990's blog

EVANSTON, Ill. Yeezy Boost 350 For Sale . -- Although it appeared his missed extra point might prove to be the difference, Sean Slattery said his thoughts never turned negative.Coach told me at halftime, `Youre gonna hit a big one, Slattery said. That gave me some confidence. You just have to believe in yourself and get it done.Slattery connected on a 33-yard field goal as time expired to give Illinois State a 9-7 upset of Northwestern on Saturday.Jake Kolbe completed 30 of his 41 passes for 287 yards and two interceptions, Anthony Warrum had nine receptions for 116 yards and George Moreira had 57 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown for Illinois State (2-0).We feel like we belong playing teams like this, Kolbe said. We stressed all week were good enough to play with teams like that.Clayton Thorson was 17 of 41 for 191 yards for Northwestern, which fell to 0-2.Justin Jackson had 39 yards on 11 carries for the Wildcats before leaving the game early in the fourth quarter with a leg injury.Thorson connected with Austin Carr on a 10-yard touchdown pass on a fourth-down play early in the fourth quarter that gave the Wildcats a 7-6 edge with 9:04 remaining. That appeared to be the winning score before Kolbe led the Redbirds on an 11-play, 77-yard drive in the final 3:11 for the winning score.We knew that today was going to be a battle, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said. Did I think it was going to be this type of battle from a standpoint of scoring? Quite frankly, no. I thought wed be able to move the ball better on the ground. I thought, obviously, wed be able to pitch and catch better, so youve got to credit ISUs defense. They did a great job up front.Slattery missed the extra point following Moreiras 6-yard touchdown run just before halftime and missed a 49-yard attempt in the first quarter.Even when they went up 7-6, I always felt like we were gonna come back and win the game, Illinois State coach Brock Spack said.TAKEAWAYIllinois State: The Redbirds suffered a 37-3 loss in their previous visit to Ryan Field in 2010. That was coach Brock Spacks second season and Saturdays result shows how far the program has come since then. With Kolbe and Warrum leading a high-powered offensive attack, the Redbirds should again be one of the better teams in FCS.Northwestern: The struggles against Western Michigan in the opener werent an aberration. Once again, the offense could not find any consistency and Jackson could not bail them out because the Illinois State defense was keying on him. Thorson cannot seem to get on the same page with his receivers and completions over 10 yards were rare. Defensively, the Wildcats struggled to get off the field and continue to get pushed around in short-yardage situations.STUFFEDJackson left early in the fourth quarter and wasnt much of a factor before that, averaging just 3.5 yards a carry.Early on, I felt like we dominated the line and stopped him, Redbirds linebacker Alejandro Rivera said.The Northwestern players didnt disagree. Offensive line wise, I thought we got our butts kicked up front, guard Connor Mahoney said. The credit goes to Illinois State. We didnt bring it today and that falls on the whole group.NO WORK OF ARTThe Wildcats won 10 games last season, but now have dropped two games by a total of three points. They lost 22-21 to Western Michigan in the opener.I wouldnt say either of the teams weve played have put together a Picasso, Fitzgerald said. Obviously, we havent either. Our hallmark around here is we typically win close games because we make plays down the stretch and right now that isnt happening, so obviously thats my responsibility. Ive got to find a way for us not to be in these types of close games.UP NEXTIllinois State: The Redbirds host Eastern Illinois on Saturday.Northwestern: The Wildcats season-opening four-game home stand continues Saturday night against Cheap Yeezy Boost 350 v2 For Sale .S. -- Nikolaj Ehlers registered a hat trick for the third straight game and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and five assists as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 10-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Cheap Yeezy Boost 350 . Andreas Johnson had a goal and two assists while Jacob de la Rose also scored for Sweden (2-0-0). Esa Lindell and Rasmus Ristolainen replied for Finland (1-1-0) Lindell opened the scoring for Finland just 41 seconds into the game, but the hosts quickly regained their composure and tied the score less than four minutes later on Wennbergs first of the game. http://www.yeezyforcheap.com/ . Ronaldo produced a spectacular individual performance on Tuesday, scoring all three goals and guiding Portugal into the next years World Cup in Brazil with a 3-2 victory in Sweden. The Real Madrid forward has scored 66 goals in 2013, but the last three may be the boost he needs to upstage Messi after FIFA unexpectedly extended the voting period for the Ballon dOr to Nov. University of Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin is a big admirer of the way Butler conducts its program.Theyre really good every year because they play the game the right way, Cronin said. They run their program the right way. They have great continuity the way they do things. They understand why theyre successful, and they stick with it from their administration on down.The No. 22 Bearcats (7-1) will face the No. 16 Bulldogs (8-1) at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.Butler nipped host Cincinnati 78-76 last season.The approach is especially important on the court.On the floor, all the things that are hard for young kids to do that go into winning, theyre willing to do them, Cronin said. Theyre not gonna win every game, but theyre really hard to beat. Obviously, theyre gonna be a tough out at home especially.Cronin said the Bulldogs have good talent.(Andrew) Chrabascz is a great college basketball player because he does every well, not just score, Cronin said. Hes a tough matchup. They have eight guys who I think are really good players and they dont do dumb things. The guys that dribble, dribble. The guys that pass, pass and the guys that should shoot, shoot.They give themselves every chance to win by playing really smart. Im sure their coach will tell you they have to get better just like us, but they try never to make a play thats not a smart play. They play hard and physical but in a clean way.The Bulldogs are coming off a 72-71 loss at Indiana State Wedneesday night. Yeezy Boost 350 V2 For Sale. It was a loss that didnt surprise Bulldogs coach Chris Holtmann despite the 8-0 start.Weve got a long ways to go as far as playing together offensively, Holtmann said. The freshmen played like freshmen (against Indiana State). I dont care what anybody says or what the rankings are. This team is a real work in progress. There are a lot of real lessons we can take from (the Indiana State loss).Holtmann isnt sure if playing again against a tough team will be good thing or bad thing.(The Bearcats) are a very good team, Holtmann said. Well see. The schedule was made for a reason. If were going to tuck our tails and not get better after a tough game, thats on us. We have to be more tough-minded to know what is ahead of us. We have to get better in practice. That will be our challenge.Butler holds a slim 1.4 rebounding advantage over its opponents after Indiana State outrebounded Butler by eight.They just out-toughed us, said Chrabascz, who leads the team with a 5.8 rebounding average.The Bearcats are outrebounding opponents by six per game.Chrabascz, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, is averaging 10.9 points, second on the Bulldogs to junior forward Kelan Martins 17.4 scoring average.Junior forward Kyle Washington leads the Bearcats with a 17.3 scoring average, followed by sophomore swingman Jacob Evans with 15.6 points per game. ' ' ' 

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