Category Archives: Football

2020 Opponent Breakdown: Michigan State

By Nicholas Magas The Northwestern Wildcats will open the 2020 football season on the road against the Michigan State Spartans on September 5. There is still plenty of speculation surrounding logistics for playing college football during COVID-19, most of which remains out of the team’s control as they get set for the upcoming campaign. Michigan State is coming off a

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A Look Back (And Forward) at Northwestern Football’s 2019 Fiasco

By Kevin Sweeney I’ve been assigned the task of recapping the 2019 Northwestern football season. I can’t imagine I’m the only person that doesn’t have a ton of interest in reliving that months-long fiasco in painstaking detail. In short, it was bad. The offense was historically bad in every facet: poor play-calling, poor quarterback play and injuries at the skill

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Staff Predictions: Football at Nebraska

After two rough performances to open Big Ten play, the ‘Cats continue their season-opening gauntlet by traveling to Lincoln to take on Nebraska Saturday afternoon. After entering the season with significant buzz, the Huskers have been somewhat disappointing thus far and were blown out at home last week against Ohio State. Can the ‘Cats take down Nebraska for the third

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The Paradox of the Northwestern Offense

Pat Fitzgerald and the Wildcats will meet Tulane on the football field this fall.

By Eric Rynston-Lobel One of the main talking points after Northwestern’s 24-15 loss on Saturday at Wisconsin wasn’t how well the defense played or even how out of sync the offense looked for the third time in four games, but instead how Pat Fitzgerald went for two-point conversations twice—after the ‘Cats scored touchdowns to make it 24-9 and 24-15. Based on

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