2016 Northwestern Wildcats Football Schedule and Predictions



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2015 Recap:  10-3 (6-2 in Big Ten).  The Northwestern Wildcats reached 10 wins after winning 5 straight to close out the regular season.  They then fell flat in their bowl game as Tennessee blew them out 45-6.

The 2016 schedule is going to make 10 wins very difficult this season.  Road games at Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State and Minnesota won’t be easy.  Starting the year with Western Michigan won’t be easy either.

2016 Football Schedule:

Date Opponent
3-Sep Western Michigan
10-Sep Illinois State
17-Sep Duke
24-Sep Nebraska
1-Oct at Iowa
15-Oct at Michigan State
22-Oct Indiana
29-Oct at Ohio State
5-Nov Wisconsin
12-Nov at Purdue
19-Nov at Minnesota
26-Nov Illinois
3-Dec Big Ten Championship

So how will they do against this schedule in 2016?  We predict every game on the schedule.

2016 Football Predictions:

Date Opponent Win %
3-Sep Western Michigan 49%
10-Sep Illinois State 65%
17-Sep Duke 48%
24-Sep Nebraska 44%
1-Oct at Iowa 33%
15-Oct at Michigan State 27%
22-Oct Indiana 53%
29-Oct at Ohio State 21%
5-Nov Wisconsin 34%
12-Nov at Purdue 60%
19-Nov at Minnesota 42%
26-Nov Illinois 56%

2016 Predicted Record:  4-8.  For Northwestern, the schedule is a challenge and will make it tough to get back to a bowl game, much less double digit wins.

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