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2021 Northwestern Wildcats Football Preview

Northwestern Wildcats football preview
Northwestern Wildcats football preview

Northwestern Wildcats

2020 Record: 7-2

Recruiting

5 ⭐ ………. 0

4 ⭐………. 3

3 ⭐………. 13

Rank:  49

2020

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.

2021

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

10-2

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

8-4

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.

Prediction

9-3

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

Saturday
Sep. 4
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Saturday
Sep. 11
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Saturday
Sep. 18
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Saturday
Sep. 25
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Saturday
Oct. 2
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Saturday
Oct. 9
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Saturday
Oct. 16
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Saturday
Oct. 23
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Saturday
Oct. 30
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Saturday
Nov. 6
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Saturday
Nov. 13
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Saturday
Nov. 20
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Saturday
Nov. 27
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Saturday
Dec. 4
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Northwestern Wildcats Football Schedule 2021

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