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College Football News Preview 2021: Northwest Season Preview, Prediction, and Outlook with everything you need to know.

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– What you need to know: Offense | defense
– Top player | Key players, games, statistics
– What will happen, you win the total prediction
– Schedule analysis for Northwestern Wildcats
– Northwestern wildcats preview
2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

2020 record: 7-2 overall, 6-2 in Big Ten
Head coach: Pat Fitzgerald, 16th year, 106-81
2020 CFN Final Ranking: 10
2020 CFN Preview Ranking: 53
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 110

Northwestern Wildcats College Football 2021 Preview: Offense

– Northwestern’s 2019 crime was downright sad. It was among the most inept in college football, last time it passed in terms of efficiency, averaging 297 yards and 16 points per game. The offensive line game got stronger, the quarterback game was better, and the 2020 version was more efficient day and night. It wasn’t that great, but it worked the way the Northwest Offense is supposed to do – it controlled games.

– The rise of Peyton Ramsey had a lot to do with it, but it’s done. The Indiana-NFL transfer is about to run out, and the South Carolina transfer of Ryan Hilinski is going up against former Clemson transfer Hunter Johnson to keep things going.

Getting WR Stephon Robinson from Kansas is a huge help – he was a nice playmaker in 2019 with over 16 yards per catch and eight points – but the Wildcats have to replace their top 4 pass catchers. There is size and there is promise – TE Charlie Mangieri has caught a couple of touchdown passes and Bryce Kirtz is a quick target that can grow into a job – but the Corps takes a massive hit.

– The running game has found its type. Cam Porter didn’t do much for most of his first season, and then he tore up Illinois and took the offensive for the last three games. Back # 2 Drake Anderson is leaving for Arizona and Isaiah Bowser is a Miami University RedHawk, but bowling green transfer Andrew Clair comes into play after running nearly 2,000 yards on 13 points in the past four years.

Three starters are back on a line that was good enough in pass protection to be a plus. There’s not a lot of bulk and this group isn’t going to blow away, but it’s going to be solid around the excellent all-star tackle Peter Skoronski.

– What You Need To Know: Defense
– Top player | Key players, games, statistics
– What will happen, you win the total prediction
– Schedule analysis for Northwestern Wildcats

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