Pickin’ On the Big Ten: I’m OK, You’re OK, It’s Not OK

Western Illinois at Northwestern

Pat Fitzgerald

A lot of people are saying this game offers Northwestern a real opportunity to get off the schneid. However, they’re the sort of people who use the phrase “off the schneid,” so I wouldn’t just take them at their word, particularly since “schneid” isn’t even a word. No, we need actual analysis here, and mine says Western Illinois got killed by Wisconsin, a team that ranks 85th in total offense right now.

Unfortunately, Northwestern is somewhere south of there. If there was a Nobel Prize for Attempted Football, this game would probably win it. I think Northwestern can win. If that means NU gets off the schneid, the schneid must be about as hard to get off of as a Sit ‘N Spin.

Pick: Northwestern 31, Western Illinois 13

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