Northwestern Football Game Preview vs Indiana Hoosiers


Dear future Northwestern football opponents, you may want to reconsider scheduling them for Homecoming. NU has ruined opponents’ homecomings in back-to-back weeks. First it was the Iowa Hawkeyes, then came the bye week. (We wrote more about this homecoming angle more at this link)

Last week it was the Michigan State Spartans. In both contests, the Northwestern football team came in as heavy underdogs. This week, NU are slight favorites for their very own homecoming game, this one against the Indiana Hoosiers, who are a much better team than you probably think they are.

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Northwestern Football Sends Message to Opposing Homecomings


You know the drill for the Homecoming game- schedule somebody that you’re most likely going to beat. Alumni returning to campus need to witness a victory on this holiday which celebrates their alma mater.

Thus, when you schedule someone for the homecoming game, you are implying some disrespect. Northwestern football hosts Indiana on Saturday for their homecoming. The Hoosiers are quite good this season, but you know their history, it’s not illustrious. IU is a basketball, not a football school.

Northwestern football won their last two games in convincing fashion, both on the road, and both games were the opponents’ homecoming.

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NU QB Clayton Thorson Taking Major Steps Forward Now


Northwestern‘s offense, led by quarterback Clayton Thorson, has been scrutinized for its inefficiency most of the year. However, they woke up, in a big way at Iowa, putting up big points and chunk plays. Then came a bye week, which led to today’s 54 point explosion at Michigan State.

Clayton Thorson is a new man, and this offense has now come of age. They both ran and threw it all over the yard. NU tailback Justin Jackson set a career high for both carries (34) and yards (188). Thorson set a career high in completions (27) and rolled up 281 passing yards, his second most in a single game.

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Maybe Michigan State Football Still Hasn’t Bottomed Out Yet


Clarence “Biggie”Munn must be rolling in his grave at what’s become of Michigan State football in 2016.

Biggie Biggie Biggie, Can’t you see, this team seemingly quit on Coach D.

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Michigan State Football vs Northwestern Game Preview, Prediction

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As Nathaniel Hawthorne famously wrote “families are always rising and falling in America.” It’s the same with B1G programs. The Golden Age of Michigan State football, and thus of MSU athletics, is over for now. Not saying it’s over for good, but it is for now and I really don’t think the Spartans have hit rock bottom yet.

I think there’s still plenty more plunging and “SPARTY NOOOOOOOO” moments to come. I think we’ll see a few in Spartan Stadium on Saturday too.

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Napoleon Harris “Went Hulk Hogan” on Muggers Pat Fitzgerald Heard


Last week Napoleon Harris had an experience that rivals a blockbuster Hollywood crime drama. Harris, a Chicago native and current resident of Flossmoor, IL is a member of the Illinois Senate representing the 15th district since 2013. He’s also an owner of two Beggar’s Pizza franchises; a very popular chain exclusive to the Chicago south lands.

When closing up shop at his pizzeria in Harvey, Illinois one evening last week he delivered the final order himself. The late night pizza order was a scam and four men physically attacked Harris.

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Iowa Football Game Preview vs Northwestern Wildcats


Iowa football fans aren’t too high on their team right now, but they have no idea what real pain is. Yes, the last two weeks have been brutal. They lost to a FBS team dressed up as a FCS power two weeks ago and then beat lowly irrelevant Rutgers in a fashion so unimpressive that it pretty much felt like a loss.

On top of that, they recently learned that their head coach is now college football’s equivalent of Arsene Wenger, the boss at Premier League club Arsenal; in power for life.

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Broncos QB Trevor Siemian Evolving at an Astounding Rate


Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian is evolving at an astounding rate. At least according to the national NFL media narratives. The former Northwestern signal caller was named the Broncos QB1 on the same exact day that his alma mater had their season opening week press conference.

At that point, Siemian was still in the “who is this obscure guy?” category by the media, and NU fans were very excited about their season, as they were coming off 10 wins 2015. Then after weeks one and two, Northwestern looked really bad while Siemian was decent and looking good.

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Pat Fitzgerald Will Get HARD LINE on his Northwestern Football Team


Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald is going to get tough love on his team this week. He’s going to go hard line, hard core and really ride the squad pretty hard in practice this week. Fitzgerald was very upset following his team’s very disappointing loss to #20 Nebraska.

The Northwestern Wildcats got out-gained 310-137 on the ground and 556-388 overall. Those stats do a much better job telling the story of this game than the 24-13 final score did.

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Tommy Armstrong, Nebraska Run Over Northwestern Very Ho Hum

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Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong continues cementing his position as the school’s greatest statistical quarterback ever. He’s re-writing the University of Nebraska offensive record book. He threw for 246 yards tonight, in a 24-13 win at Northwestern, increasing his career total to 7,622 yards. Entering the game, he had already broken the previous record of 7,258 yards held by Taylor Martinez. 

He also added 132 yards rushing tonight, giving his 378 of total offense for the evening. He’s now just 1,023 yards of total offense away from breaking the school record currently, also held by Martinez (10,233). Expect Tommy Armstrong to reach those marks by late October, early November.

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Ex Raiders LB Napoleon Harris Fends Off Muggers; Helps Catch Murder Suspects


Take a seat because this Napoleon Harris story is one that you’ve got to consume.

I first knew Harris as a star on one of the most crazy athletic high school basketball teams of all time. On that Thornton Township high school hoops team with Napoleon Harris (Thornton Wildcats class of ’97) was- former 49ers wide receiver Tai Streets, former Pittsburgh Steelers star Antwaan Randle-El and former college hoops stars Erik Herring and Melvin Ely.

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Broncos QB Trevor Siemian: 2016’s Kyle Orton (“Game Manager”)


The young gentleman in my building’s elevator that summer Sunday afternoon looked familiar, but I just couldn’t place him.

Had he not been wearing a Northwestern Wildcats football t-shirt and shorts, I probably wouldn’t have even realized that he was a person of at least a little bit of consequence in my world; the sports media universe.

The elevator ride ended. We parted ways and I thought ok “an NU football player lives here or is visiting someone who lives here.

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