On Saturday, the Northwestern Wildcats take a trip to Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, where they’ll face off the Duke Blue Devils. They both had good openings in completely different ways. Duke is coming off a recent win against the Temple Owls. Meanwhile, Northwestern picked up a very important victory against one the strong Nebraska Cornhuskers. This victory for the Wildcats means that they should play with a whole other level of confidence after their close win over the Huskers.
The defense pitched a gem in the 30-0 win over Temple, allowing just 179 yards and doing everything right in the shutout. While the D was holding up, QB Riley Leonard was rolling on the other side with a nearly perfect performance while leading the team with 64 rushing yards. Northwestern might be coming off a massive day offensively against Nebraska back in Dublin, but this isn’t going to be a high-octane attack that will do that on a regular basis. As long as the Duke D can continue to hold up against the run – and do it early; don’t let the Wildcats get into a groove – the offensive side should be able to control the clock.
But for Northwestern, last week was a similar, yet different story. Everything clicked against Nebraska with a strong, tough day on the ground to go along with a 314-yard day against Ryan Hilinski. Combine the revamped offensive attack with two weeks off after the win over the Huskers to rest up and prepare, and this should be a fresh group ready to do more. On the other side, Duke ran for 172 yards against Temple but struggled a wee bit outside of a few big dashes. The Wildcat defensive front that held up outside of one big run against Nebraska should control the game.
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Duke Blue Devils vs Northwestern Wildcats Game Information
- Date: 09/10/2022
- Time: 12:00 PM ET
- Location: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL.
- How to Watch Duke vs Northwestern: FS1
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
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