Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa is itching to play and if it doesn't happen this weekend, he vows to play against Illinois in the Big Ten opener. "I kind of feel like I'm ready to play; it's just them telling me not to. ...I think I'll be 100 percent ready by Illinois," Persa said.
As we noted earlier, Persa has been splitting reps with Kain Colter in practice this week. I wouldn't be surprised to see him for a series, but there is no reason to push it with the bye week up next.