Northwestern didn’t get the win in Week 5 at No. 11 Penn State, but head coach Pat Fitzgerald is happy with his team’s effort playing B1G football in a rain-soaked game.

Northwestern battled through a tough, disciplined and ranked Penn State squad while dealing with weather conditions that made it difficult to create consistent offensive drives.

On the offensive side of the ball, Northwestern accumulated 241 total yards as the Wildcats ran into a tough Penn State defense. The Wildcats could only rush for 31 yards on 28 carries for an average of 1.1 yards per rush.

The defense of Northwestern used the weather to create a bad passing performance from Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford. Penn State turned the ball over 5 times despite winning the game.

Northwestern is now 1-4 after suffering its fourth consecutive loss. It was the program’s first B1G game since Week 0 in a 31-28 win over Nebraska in Ireland.