- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2011

EVANSTON, ILL. (AP) - Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa, is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, is listed as questionable for Saturday’s opener at Boston College.

Northwestern released its injury report Thursday.

Persa set a Big Ten record last season for completion percentage, but was injured after throwing a game-winning touchdown pass against Iowa in the 10th game of the season.

The Wildcats lost their last three games without Persa.


Kain Colter is Persa’s backup.