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Persa replaces injured Kafka at QB

Updated: October 31, 2009, 9:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka injured his leg in the second quarter Saturday and had to leave the Wildcats' 34-13 loss to No. 12 Penn State.

Kafka was injured midway through the second quarter. He'd been sacked and then completed a pass before he was replaced by Dan Persa. When he left, he'd completed 14 of 18 passes for 128 yards and carried eight times for 42 more.

Penn State trailed 10-3 in the second quarter when Kafka was forced out. And the Nittany ...

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