Northwestern, 35, Maine, 21: AHHHH WE SHOULD ALL BE SCARED WE DIDN'T WIN BY ENOUGH

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Yikes? A second straight week Northwestern played down to their competition.

Northwestern once again won a game by two scores, 35-21 over Maine.

Of course, this is disappointing, because it was against Maine, an FCS team. Northwestern was outgained. That is bad. Northwestern actually scored as many offensive points as mMaine, but won because they had a pair of pick-sixes. To many, this was horrifically awful because the Wildcats are not ready for primetime if they can't beat a team from a lower level by a lot.

To be sure, this was not a good game. NU should not have allowed 21 points against an FCS team. They should not have struggled offensively the way they did.

But I'm not going to read into it a whole bunch. Perhaps it's an indicator that this team isn't as amazing as it seemed when it crushed Syracuse. Just because NU played down to its competition for a second straight week does not indicate that we should hit the panic button in my mind.They're 4-0,, and I'm gonna enjoy that.

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