Northwestern is firing out of the gate, jumping over Ohio State for an early 10-3 lead in Indianapolis.

The start has been boosted by a brilliant defensive effort early for the Wildcats. That is not at all surprising for Pat Fitzgerald’s squad as the defense has been the lifeblood of the program for some time now.

Ohio State QB Justin Fields has been under constant pressure and is dealing with a couple of absences to his WR corps in the game. Northwestern is also taking advantage of the early stops to put points on the board.

Peyton Ramsey and running back Cam Porter teamed up on the first touchdown with Ramsey setting up Porter for a short score. Later in the second quarter, it was kicker Charlie Kuhbander who added to the total.

With the Wildcats facing a long fourth down, they called on Kuhbander from 47 yards for a tough kick. It was perfect and right down the middle:

The kick went for a career-long with his previous long being 46 yards: