Dean Lowry and Demry Croft, both Boylan graduates, met on the same Big Ten field Saturday in Evanston. Northwestern's Clayton Thorson scored two touchdowns, Justin Jackson ran for 120 yards and the Wildcats defense turned in another dominant performance as the No. 16 team in the nation shut out Minnesota 27-0.
Lowry finished with five tackles, and two tackles for loss. Croft entered the game late in the fourth quarter in his first ever collegiate minutes, finishing 5-11 with 27 passing yards, as well as four rushing yards on six carries.
Thorson scored on runs of 5 and 1 yards to spark the offense for Northwestern (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten). The Wildcats defense, which has allowed only three touchdowns in five games, did the rest.
Northwestern defensive tackle Tyler Lancaster forced a fumble by Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner that linebacker Anthony Walker returned 13 yards for a touchdown that gave the Wildcats a 27-0 lead early in the fourth quarter.