2020 Record: 7-2
5 ⭐ ………. 0
4 ⭐………. 3
3 ⭐………. 13
The Wildcats offense was efficient if unimpressive. But their run to the Big Title game was thanks to the D which was one of the best in the country, giving Ohio State all they could handle and handing Auburn their @ss in the Citrus Bowl.
In a season where pretty much everyone is getting everyone back, More than half of that Amazing D is gone. The offense will once again be solid but not spectacular, but without that defense to lean on…
If Things Go Well
Pat Fitzgerald has done more with less than any other coach in the Big 10. Maybe ever. They’re not to the level of annual reloading that the Ohio States of the world are, but there are pieces waiting to fill in the holes. The schedule is just short of amazing… even as they iron out the details, there’s a good chance they’ll be 6-0 heading into Michigan. Purdue and Illinois should end the season with two wins, leaving just that 4 game stretch… Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. They should at least split those.
It They Don’t
If there are issues on the D, the Wildcats won’t be landing in the title game. They’ll still have those 8 wins, but it’s conceivable they lose all 4 in that stretch.
Fitzgerald will do what he does every year… milk everything possible from his team. Minnesota may be hard to keep up with, and Iowa and Wisconsin will be tough.
Northwestern Wildcats Football Schedule 2021
|Michigan State Spartans||BUY TICKETS|
|Indiana State Sycamores||BUY TICKETS|
|at Duke Blue Devils||BUY TICKETS|
|Ohio Bobcats||BUY TICKETS|
|at Nebraska Cornhuskers||BUY TICKETS|
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights||BUY TICKETS|
|at Michigan Wolverines||BUY TICKETS|
|Minnesota Golden Gophers||BUY TICKETS|
|Iowa Hawkeyes||BUY TICKETS|
|at Wisconsin Badgers||BUY TICKETS|
|Purdue Boilermakers||BUY TICKETS|
|at Illinois Fighting Illini||BUY TICKETS|
|Big Ten Championship||BUY TICKETS|
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