College notes: Harris provides highlight in NU win
Fellow LT grad Elliott makes first collegiate field goals for Memphis
Northwestern freshman and Lyons Township grad Matt Harris took the opening kickoff 47 yards and returned it to the Western Michigan 45-yard line in the Wildcats' 38-17 victory on Saturday. Harris has seen his role gradually increase in each of the first three games. He was a special teams player in Week 1, saw time on second team defense in Week 2 and took over kick return duties against WMU. After Harris' big return the Broncos kicked short on the following three kickoffs.
Harris' former classmate Jake Elliott was 3-for-3 in field goals for Memphis in the Tigers' 17-15 loss to Middle Tennessee State. He converted kicks of 21, 27 and 41 yards for his first collegiate field goals. In the Tigers' opening loss to Duke, Elliott was 2-for-2 on extra points.