Northwestern vs. UMass Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Northwestern vs. UMass Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Northwestern vs. UMass Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Northwestern vs. UMass fearless prediction and game preview.


Northwestern vs. UMass Broadcast

Date: Saturday, November 16
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL
Network: BTN

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Northwestern (1-8) vs. UMass (1-9) Game Preview

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Why UMass Will Win

No, really, Northwestern just doesn’t score.

What does the nation’s worst defense desperately need? One of the nation’s worst offenses.

Northwestern has the nation’s second-worst scoring attack – averaging just 11 points per game – has the least-efficient passing game in college football, and makes things a whole lot worse with a whole bunch of turnovers.

Even last week when the offense did move a bit and the running game worked against Purdue, the offense still only managed 22 points. The Wildcats can dink and dunk a little bit, but there’s nothing for the UMass defense to worry about deep.

For all of the problems the Minutemen defense might have, it’s not bad at taking the ball away, coming up with three turnovers in four games, They’re going to need at least three to make this a wee bit interesting, because …

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Why Northwestern Will Win

No, really, UMass has the nation’s worst defense.

This thing is next-level bad, allowing 500 yards or more in every game but the win over an Akron team that’s the worst in college football.

You want to throw the ball? Everyone is able to fire at will for yards in bulk, unless they want to run at will. UMass has allowed 240 rushing yards or more in every game but two, and 300 yards or more in three of the last four games.

Northwestern’s Drake Anderson has been running just well enough to get the ball more, Kyric McGowan tore off 146 yards last week against Purdue as the receiver changed up his roles a little bit, and this week …

Everyone gets to eat.

And …

What’s Going To Happen

The Northwestern defense will have something to do with this.

The focus will be on an offense that’s done next to nothing all season long, but the D will make this a laugher. The UMass defense will get hit for big, big yards against a team desperate to have a little bit of offensive fun, but the offense will be just as big a problem with no running game whatsoever against the Wildcat defensive front.


Northwestern vs. UMass Prediction, Line

Northwestern 52, UMass 7
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Northwestern -40.5, o/u: 56.5
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
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