LINE: Notre Dame -10, o/u: 52
Northwestern might not pull this off, but the team has the make-up and the style to keep this to within ten points at home, and …
It really might pull this off.
On a four-game winning streak, the Wildcats have found ways to get it done in a variety of ways, with a crazy comeback to beat Nebraska, a shocking win over Michigan State on the road, a didn’t-show-up ick-fest against Rutgers, and last week’s dominant performance against Wisconsin.
The team plays poorly against the bad teams and strong against the good ones. And now it gets a shot on a national stage to to come up with one of the biggest statements of the season.
The Irish might have throated a bad Navy team last week, but it did it in San Diego. It’s been on the road for two of the last three weeks, and now it has to play away from South Bend again.
If the Wildcats play like they can, they’ll slow the game down, get a great game out of Clayton Thorson, play great defense, and be able to muck it up just enough to keep this close.