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EVANSTON, Ill. -- Look at Northwestern now.The Wildcats head into Saturdays game against Indiana looking more like the team they thought they would be, with their offense clicking and the wins starting to pile up, after they seemed to be falling apart.Northwestern (3-3, 2-1 Big Ten) comes in with back-to-back wins against Iowa and Michigan State and an offense that is clicking after being held to single digits against an FCS team. Indiana (3-3, 1-2), meanwhile, gave Nebraska all it could handle in a 27-22 loss last week.I think its the way that weve been preparing, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said. But you start to get the DNA of your squad, and we were so inconsistent that we needed to have, I think, much greater attention to detail.The Wildcats have won three of four since dropping the first two games at home to Western Michigan and FCS member Illinois State. And they have had no trouble scoring in their past two games.Northwestern put up its highest point total in 16 years in a 54-40 victory at defending Big Ten champion Michigan State . That came on the heels of a 38-31 victory at Iowa two weeks earlier. The 92 points in a two-game stretch matched the Wildcats highest total since they combined to do it against California and Syracuse to start the 2013 season.Indiana is likely to make a bowl for the second straight season after ending a seven-year drought, but the Hoosiers know Northwestern is on a roll.They are playing good in all three phases, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said. You dont go on the road and get Iowa and Michigan State a lot, you dont get them back-to-back, and you dont get them the way they did. They played strong football. Its going to be a strong challenge for us.Here are some things to look for when the Wildcats and Hoosiers meet:BETTER WITH DEFEENSEThe Hoosiers long-maligned defense has been holding its own this season, as No. 8 Nebraska found out last week . The Cornhuskers managed to score only 27 points (including an interception return for a TD) and pile up 360 total yards. Indiana and San Diego State are the only FBS schools that have not allowed a rush of 30 or more yards all season.ON GROUND, IN AIRIndiana will be tested by the Big Tens leading rusher and receiver. Northwesterns Justin Jackson is coming off a career game against Michigan State and so is receiver Austin Carr.Jackson leads the Big Ten with 698 yards rushing after going off for a personal-best 188 yards and two touchdowns against the Spartans.Carr caught a career-high 11 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns. The senior is tops in the conference in receptions (43), yards receiving (595), touchdowns (8) and yards receiving per game (99.2). He has 11 more catches, 129 more yards and two more touchdown catches than anyone else in the Big Ten.CATCHING A BREAK?After playing three straight top 20 teams and three undefeated teams in the last four games, the Hoosiers face a much more manageable second-half schedule that begins with Northwestern. It certainly doesnt mean this will be easy. Though the teams havent played since 2012, the Wildcats have won four straight in the series.UNDER PRESSUREAfter setting a Northwestern record with four sacks against Iowa, defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo had two more last week. That gave the senior a Big Ten-leading seven on the season. 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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska safety Nate Gerry was ejected from back-to-back games last season because officials ruled he targeted receivers above the shoulders when tackling them.This year, Gerry and his teammates are transitioning to a tackling method whose objectives are to eliminate dangerous helmet-to-helmet contact while making defenders dominant tacklers.Nebraska is the latest program to adopt rugby-style tackling. As in rugby, where players wear no helmets, the tackle is made by driving a shoulder into or near the ball-carriers hip, wrapping him up and taking him to the ground. Though the hip is the ideal target, it could be anywhere between the knees and armpit. All the while the defenders head remains to the side of the ball-carriers body, away from the tackle contact zone.In a sport beleaguered by concussion concerns, rugby-style has been touted as a safer way to tackle, and teams can practice it with or without helmets and pads.Traditionally, defenders in football have been instructed to put their heads across the body of the ball-carrier to stop forward momentum.It takes a while for us to get the basics down to where it comes to muscle memory, Gerry said. The science behind it, the explosion of power and using your hips more ... I like it. Its supposed to be just as violent but safer than what weve been learning.Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was among the first to promote rugby tackling in football. He and assistant Rocky Seto worked with rugby great Waisale Serevi to develop what became known as the Hawk Tackle, the technique thats subject of a popular 2014 video that circulated through coaching circles and was updated last year .Serevis Seattle-based company, Atavus, was founded in 2010 to promote and develop the growth of rugby in the U.S. It added a football division in 2015 to partner with college, high school and youth programs to teach rugby tackling.Nebraska joined Ohio State, Washington and Rutgers as Atavus college clients. Nebraska is paying $100,000 in 2016 and $80,000 in 2017. Atavus is providing 400 hours a year of services, including the training of coaches, designing drills, detailed analyses of tackling execution in practice and games, and access to an online portal where staff can obtain reports and other materials.Neuropsychologist Art Maerlender, a concussion specialist and associate director for Nebraskas Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, said keeping the head to the side when tackling is a no-brainer. A former rugby player and coach, Maerlender said he told a Nebraska athletic administrator about Atavus. Football coach Mike Riley already knew about rugby tackling from watching Carrolls video. The Huskers signed on and began implementing the technique during spring practice.Riley said he saw effective rugby tackling in the springg game.ddddddddddddNot every situation is perfect, he said. Sometimes tackles are ugly because you just have to get them down. The only way you can change old habits is tons of repetition. Yes, therell probably be guys who revert. In the end, one of the main goals is to keep the head out.I think they are embracing it. When you tell players the two words `safer and `better, theyll buy into it.Erik Swartz, a kinesiology professor at the University of New Hampshire, said more research is required before rugby tackling can be definitively deemed safer at all levels of football. Variables such as a players physical and mental maturity, experience, expertise of his coach and nature of prescribed drills could affect the players ability to control his body while making a tackle.But Swartz has seen encouraging signs. For two years, he has studied how performing tackling drills without a helmet affects a players behavior when that player puts on his helmet in contact practices and games. He had 25 players on the New Hampshire football team go helmetless during tackling drills and 25 others go through normal football activity.In 2014, among the players who were helmetless for tackle drills, there was a 28 percent decrease in head impacts in full-squad contact practices and games from the start of the season to the end. Compared with the control group that same season, the helmetless group had 30 percent fewer head impacts. Results have not been published for the 2015 season, Swartz said.Last year he began a similar two-year study involving four high schools in New Hampshire.Inevitably, if you decrease head impacts, that decreases your risk for concussion, right? Swartz said. But until we have a larger sample size with the high school study were currently doing ... were not saying were reducing concussions until we can actually demonstrate through research that we have done that.Atavus president Ron Lloyd said football carries an inherent injury risk but that anecdotal input from client coaches has indicated fewer head injuries.USA Football, the sports governing body for amateur players, began teaching a below-the-waist tackling technique for the first time as part of its 2016 high school coach certification program.Its a skill and technique that coaches have success with, said Andy Ryland, senior manager of education and training. Not every coach teaches it, not every coach believes in it. 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