Interceptions foil Maine’s upset bid against No. 18 Northwestern

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EVANSTON, Ill. — Linebacker Damien Proby and defensive end Dean Lowry each had an interception return for a touchdown to lead No. 18 Northwestern to a 35-21 win over pesky Maine on Saturday.

Northwestern improved to 4-0 as it wrapped up its nonconference slate, but this was not the consistent, steady performance coach Pat Fitzgerald was looking for heading into the Big Ten season. If not for the interception returns for scores, the Black Bears (3-1) very well could have been shooting for an upset down the stretch.

Marcus Wasilewski was 25 for 40 for 237 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for Maine, which had a 379-373 edge over the Wildcats in total yards.

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