This week the top two teams in the B1G West, Northwestern and Purdue, battle for first place in the division. With the holiday season ramping up most of our “writers” were busy, so we decided to bring in a special guest to preview our game of the week. Everyone give an Off Tackle Empire welcome to our good friend, Fair Weather Northwestern Fan.
Thank you, Creighton. We are very excited to see coach Fitzpatrick leading some of our favorite players against Purdue. I had a thing going on the last three Saturdays, so this will be the first game I’ve watched all year. This is what we call a “must win” game. Win, and we stay in first place in the Legends division. Lose and I think Purdue is in first place, right? Let’s get to the breakdown.
Clayton Thorson finally graduated, so the new quarterback is Peyton Ramsey. Peyton is a senior, so he’s been waiting a long time to lead this team. Peyton has already passed for 511 yards and 3 touchdowns this year, so I think he’s up to the challenge. His favorite receiver is Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman, who real fans know as RCB. RCB hasn’t done any touchdowns yet, but he’s got the most receptions, including a longest one of 16 yards (Wow first down!), so in my opinion he’s the real deal.
Isaiah Bowser, or The Bowserman as he’s known, is still the running back. You may remember him from when he was doing this in the Big Ten Championship Match:
LOL, get it?
Bowserman will be backed up by newcomer Drake Anderson. Drake has 2 touchdowns already, so his career is off to a great start. Also ESPN.com says Payton Ramsey has 100 rushing yards so he’s a threat in the run game too.
The Wildcat’s defense is a force to be reckoned with. They make a lot of turnovers, and they were able to shut down one of college football’s top elite programs last week when they beat Nebraska. They’re led by fantastic linebackers, Paddy “The Fisherman” Fisher and Blake “Watermelons” Gallagher. Nate Hall is gone I think, but the Cats have more than made up for his absence. I wish Purdue luck throwing the ball to Ron “Dale” Moore since Joseph Brandon already has like a hundred interceptions on the year. You’re out of luck running the ball as well, because you’re going to have to get past the duo I like to refer to as “The Joes” (Spivak and Gaziano).
Purdue Stadium is a scary place to play at. It’s a late afternoon kickoff and the fans will be as loud as any stadium in the country. I think Coach Fitzpatrick will be able to settle his players down and play good hard-nosed football. I think that the Wildcats have the edge in this one. My final score prediction is: Northwestern 55, Purdue 15.
How many wins for Northwestern this year?
This poll is closed
3 or less: End of the road
4-6: Tough year
7-9: Wildcats going bowling!
10+: Playoffs baby!