October 30, 2010

Trumpy lifts the monkey

No one is happier that Northwestern had a 100-yard rusher on Saturday than Pat Fitzgerald. The Wildcat head coach was getting tired of hearing that his team hadn't had a back hit the century mark since the 2008 Alamo Bowl.

"Finally everybody can stop talking about it," Fitzgerald said to Big Ten Network reporter Charissa Thompson after the Wildcats' 20-17 win over Indiana.

Fitzgerald has Mike Trumpy to thank for retiring that dubious stat and getting the monkey off the Wildcats' back. He rushed for a season-high 110 yards on 21 carries against the Hoosiers.

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