Northwestern QB Persa out for season
Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa will miss the rest of the
season after rupturing his Achilles’ tendon on the game-winning
touchdown in a 21-17 victory over No. 13 Iowa on Saturday.
Persa threw for 318 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the
second the play he was injured on and that gave the Wildcats a
20-17 lead. He was helped off the field before the extra point with
1:22 to play. He was scheduled to undergo surgery Saturday
His 20-yard TD to Demetrius Fields capped Northwestern’s winning
drive. But while the Wildcats were celebrating, Persa was on the
ground clutching his right leg.
He wasn’t hit on the play, but coach Pat Fitzgerald says Persa
heard a pop.