Welcome to our social media recap of Northwestern's 2011 home opener against Eastern Illinois! Today's game features several tributes to our armed forces, first responders, firefighters and policeman as we approach the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. A special guest, the Rescue 4 engine that was at Ground Zero that day, also is present at Ryan Field.
- I have no idea what prompted the next tweet, but Northwestern wholeheartedly endorses its sentiment. Game time!
- Northwestern wins the toss and deferred to the second half. Eastern Illinois receives the opening kickoff and several plays later Bryce McNaul makes an interception!
- EIU takes the ensuing kickoff and drives down into Northwestern territory inside the 30-yard-line.