Northwestern! Wisconsin! This one's less hyped for Northwestern, and the potential reward of winning wouldn't be as high, but the effects of losing would be worse for Northwestern than last week's game against Ohio State. So, yeah, it's important.
However, it ain't gonna be an easy win on account of the whole double-digit underdog thing. Is that a fair line, or is there a chance the Wildcats pull this one out? Let's ask the SoP staff.
I want to be optimistic about this game. So, I will be. I think Wisconsin gets out of the gate fast, as the Wildcats take some time to get over their Buckeye-induced hangover. But then the Colter-Siemian combination heats up, and Northwestern pulls out the comeback in the end.
'Cats defense keeps Bucky off-balance, and gets a pick-6. Meanwhile, Venric Mark continues his revenge tour on the B1G. Here's the surprise - the 'Cats keep up with the Wisky on the ground thanks to the hell wrought by the inverted bow.
YEAH THAT'S RIGHT I EDITED THIS IN TAKE THAT SHERMAN. Oh yeah Northwestern's not gonna win.
Wisconsin 38, Northwestern 28
Wisconsin slices through the Northwestern run defense, effortlessly piling up yards and points. The Cats fight back with another huge day for Trevor Siemian, but in the end NU just can't keep up.
Last week I made myself kill myself by predicting a three-point heartbreaker that turned out to be a four-point heartbreaker that also had a random desperation play that ended in a touchdown at the end.
Wisconsin's going to run all over Northwestern. Northwestern's going to pass all over Wisconsin. I predicted a slim Wisconsin victory on various podcasts, and... well... I'm going to predict a slim Northwestern victory here. I changed my mind. This sort of thing happens in my head every week, but normally I'm firm.
AND YOU KNOW I'M SERIOUS CUZ I WANNA WIN THAT PREDICTION TRACKING THING
WHO YA GOT
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