The Northwestern Wildcats are the athletic teams that represent Northwestern University, a founding member of the Big Ten Conference.
The Northwestern Wildcats suffered through another losing season for college football betting fans in 2006 going 4-8 straight up and 5-6 against the college football betting lines. They really never recovered from the death of head coach Randy Walker. Pat Fitzgerald took over but the team was never really focused. NCAA College football betting players should know that the team ranked 88th in the nation in defense and a pathetic 106th in offense. NCAA football betting players should know that the Wildcats may have a good QB in junior C.J. Bacher (59% COMP, 1,172 YDs, 6 TDs, 8 INTs). Football betting players see that eight starters return to an offense that allowed 26.2 PPG in 2007 and was rated 93rd against the run. College football betting players know that in the secondary, corner Sherrick McManis and safety Brendan Smith are one of the best combos in the Big Ten.
College football betting players know that the 2007 team will probably get a lot of experience and the 2008 team could really be decent. Football betting players see that Tyrell Sutton will handle the rushing duties and Bacher will be more effective, and that should help the offense score more points and get more football betting pointspread covers in 2007. College football betting players see that the schedule is really pretty good for Northwestern. They get Ohio State and Michigan as expected losses but they don’t play Wisconsin or Penn State, and after the road trip to Columbus, only go on the road to Michigan State, Eastern Michigan, Purdue and Illinois. College football betting fans see that the non-conference schedule is easy with Northeastern, Nevada, Duke and Eastern Michigan.
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College football betting players see that the best Offensive Player should be junior RB Tyrell Sutton. He’s a good runner with soft hands and can catch the ball. College football betting players see that the best defensive player may end up being sophomore DE Corey Wootton. At 6-7 and 275 pounds, he is a load.
College football betting players think the key player is Junior QB C.J. Bacher. He has the size and the passing touch to make the passing game far more efficient. Football betting fans see that there’s no reason Northwestern can’t make a bowl in 2007. College football betting fans think they can win five home games and if they win at Eastern Michigan in Detroit, and at Illinois they would go bowling. That game on Nov. 17th at Illinois could be a huge one for the Wildcats and for college football betting fans.