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2018 Week 1 Analysis-Northwestern vs. Purdue

Northwestern vs. Purdue
Notes:
Since 2006, Northwestern is 10-2 on week one of the college football season. The Wildcats are 8-2 against FBS opponents (Miami (OH), Syracuse-twice, Vanderbilt, Boston College, CAL, Stanford & Nevada) and have won those games by a total score of 231-148 or 10.3 ppg.

 

 
Northwestern is also 2-0 against FCS opponents (Towson & Northeastern) and have won those games by a total score of 74-14 or 30.0 ppg.

 

 

 

 
Northwestern won 10 games in 2017 against FBS opponents (Nevada, Bowling Green, Maryland, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue, Minnesota, Illinois & Kentucky) with a combined overall record of 52-72 or .419%.
The Wildcats won those games by a total score of 332-156 or 17.6 ppg.

 

 

 

 
Northwestern lost 3 games in 2017 to FBS opponents (Duke,Wisconsin & Penn State) with a combined overall record of 31-9 or .775%. The Wildcats lost those games by a total score of 105-48 or 19.0 ppg.

 

 

 

 
Northwestern was 7-2 in Big 10 play in 2017.

 

 

 
The Wildcats won those 7 games against opponents with a combined overall record of 40-47 or .459% by a total score of 228-106 or 17.4 ppg.

 

 

 
The Wildcats lost both conference games to Penn State & Wisconsin who were a combined 24-3 or .888% by a total score of 64-31 or 16.5 ppg.

 

 

 
Purdue won 7 games in 2017 against FBS opponents (Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana & Arizona) with a combined overall record of 43-45 or .488%. The Boilermakers won those games by a total score of 232-125 or 15.2 ppg.

 

 

 
Purdue lost 6 games in 2017 against FBS opponents (Louisville, Michigan, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Nebraska & Northwestern) with a combined overall record of 47-30 or .610%. The Boilermakers lost those games by a total score of 142-96 or 7.6 ppg.

 

 
Purdue was 4-5 in Big 10 play in 2017.

 

 

 
The Boilermakers won those 4 games against opponents with a combined overall record of 20-29 or .408% by a total score of 115-66 or 12.2 ppg.

 

 
The Boilermakers lost those 5 games against opponents with a combined overall record of 39-29 or .609% by a total score of 107-68 or 7.8 ppg.

 

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Joseph Lisi is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America), the Maxwell Football Club and the National Football Foundation. He is the owner of the website: www.goforthe2.com and hosts a weekly college football radio show on SB Nation Radio and FNSTY Sports Radio from 10-12pm EST every Saturday morning. Listen live at: www.sbnationradio.com or www.fntsy.com/radio. Joseph is a former college football researcher for ABC Sports and has been featured on: SportsXRadio with Ken Thomson, ESPN Radio, Sirius XM Radio, FNTSY Sports Network, the Sid Rosenberg Show (640 AM Sports-South Florida), 1560 AM CBS Sports Melbourne, FL and multiple media outlets throughout the nation. Joe appears every Friday with Ken Thomson on SportsXRadio for the Football Fiasco in which every game on the college board is broken down during the show. Follow Joe on Twitter: @goforthe2

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