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Podcast: Previewing Northwestern with Inside NU

Can the Wildcats’ strong defense keep it close with Ohio State?

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Things change fast in college football.

At this time last season, Northwestern was 2-3 and looked like an also-ran in the Big Ten West. Then they ripped off seven wins in their last eight games and won the division, before losing to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship. It doesn’t look like there will be a repeat in 2019.

Despite having one of the best defenses in the nation (5th in SP+), the Wildcats are 1-4 thanks to an offense that’s scored over 15 points once this season. I’m far from a genius, but they’ll probably need more than that to beat Ohio State on Friday.

On this episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, Inside NU’s Dan Olinger joins the show to talk about what’s gone wrong for Northwestern this season, what’s going on with their QBs, whether their defense can keep it close, and more! Listen below: