Northwestern lost Duke 30-23 Saturday afternoon in Durham, NC.

After a magical 2020 season where the Wildcats went 6-2 and won the B1G West, they are off to a bit of a rocky start to the 2021 season.

The Wildcats are 1-2 (0-1 B1G) in their lone win against FCS Indiana State; they did not look impressive.

Despite all of that, backup QB Andrew Marty had a positive message after losing to the Blue Devils on the road.

Marty was 11-16 for a 68% completion rate for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns in relief for Hunter Johnson before getting injured and having South Carolina transfer Ryan Hilinski finish the day.

Marty was ruled out of the game with an upper body injury. We do not know the full extent or how long Marty will be out yet.

Northwestern has one more game against a non-conference opponent as they play host to Ohio before diving into B1G play.

The road does not get any easier for the Wildcats once they are in conference play as they will face 3 AP Top-25 opponents, and 2 of 3 are on the road. The Wildcats play at No.25 Michigan vs. No.5 Iowa and at No.18 Wisconsin.