Since 1995, Northwestern is 6-2 when ranked the same in both major polls (Coaches & AP).
Under Pat Fitzgerald, NU is 7-0 in season openers. Four of those wins have come on the road, and four have come against BCS-conference foes.
Northwestern is 14-5 when it is a ranked favorite (since 1995), with the last such loss coming in 2001. NU is 25-7 as a favorite under Pat Fitzgerald and is on a current 9 game winning streak as a favorite. The Wildcats are 13-4 in their last 17 games against unranked opponents.
NU is 25-10 against the spread in games televised on ESPN2 since 1998. The 'Cats have a 5 game winning streak in games televised on ESPN2 (all occurred during the 2012 season).