Northwestern Wildcats Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Northwestern Wildcats Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Northwestern Wildcats Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Northwestern Wildcats Season Prediction, What Will Happen

Almost everything has to be perfect for Northwestern to be great.

It has to win the turnover battle, control the clock, keep games close and relatively low scoring and …

The rest of the Big Ten has to be bad.

Getting annihilated by Nebraska and Illinois last year wasn’t okay, but unlike 2020 when so many teams were down, Northwestern’s style didn’t take over partly because Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue, and Iowa were better than the previous versions.

Even so, last year’s team should’ve been it. It was full of upperclassmen, extra year seniors, and had more than enough depth to come up with a few options, and it all fell flat.

That doesn’t mean Northwestern under Pat Fitzgerald can’t go Northwestern under Pat Fitzgerald and pull out something special out of nowhere.

Set The Northwestern Wildcats Regular Season Win Total At … 5

Duke, Southern Illinois, Miami University. Over the years – even in big seasons – Northwestern will occasionally gack away an easy home game, but those should be three wins in the bank.

If this is going to be any sort of a bounce-back season, beating Illinois at home is a must, and there has to be a crazy victory somewhere in there – like Wisconsin doing what it normally does in Evanston and turn the ball over 14 times.

No, it won’t be a third trip to the Big Ten Championship in five years, and it’s going to take a slew of crazy things just to go bowling, but crazy things when no one is expecting them – for good and for bad – is what this program does.

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