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Topic: Northwestern (1-1) at Duke (2-0) Post Game

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Northwestern (1-1) at Duke (2-0) Post Game
« on: September 03, 2017, 11:51:50 PM »
'Cats open as a 1.5-point favorite

- Most lines now have us as a 3-point favorite

- I'd probably call it a toss-up game with Duke having the edge because our secondary has been decimated (I believe we're down to our 3rd-stringer at one or both cornerback positions :'() and it's in Durham
« Last Edit: September 09, 2017, 03:14:30 PM by nuwildcat »
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Re: Northwestern (1-0) at Duke (1-0) Game Week
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 10:25:29 AM »
Northwestern leads this homework hoedown 10-8.

Duke won the first six, which were played annually from 1985-1990. 

Then they played every year from 1996-2003, with Northwestern winning every time except 1998. 

They split a home and home in 07-08, with the road team winning each contest. 

This week, Northwestern will try for their third win in as many years. 
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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Re: Northwestern (1-0) at Duke (1-0) Game Week
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 07:40:15 PM »
3 things to know about the Duke Blue Devils

- their QB is legit
- young players emerged as weapons in Week 1
- their 2016 special teams were kinda sorta bad ... to the tune of '119th in the nation' bad

https://www.insidenu.com/2017/9/5/16256474/northwestern-duke-football-preview-2017-duke-blue-devils-daniel-jones-david-cutcliffe
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Re: Northwestern (1-0) at Duke (1-0) Game Week
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 01:40:38 PM »
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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Re: Northwestern (1-0) at Duke (1-0) Game Week
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 04:16:16 PM »
Northwestern looked downright miserable last weekend, trailing Nevada, likely one of the 20 worst FBS teams, at home.  They capped off an 11 play drive with a 1 yard Thorson run to take the lead, and then added another in the final minute to make the score look a little more respectable than it actually was.  The Wildcats outgained the Wolfpack by about 150 yards, ran 25 additional plays, and won TOP by 17 minutes.  But they missed a field goal, and the allowed a couple solid returns to set Nevada up.  The positive is Clayton Thorson has gone from liability to game manager to threat in his third year under center.  I know it's Nevada, but 352 passing yards from him was unthinkable a couple years ago.  David Cutcliffe has rarely struggled to put up points, but he may have a defense to go alongside it.  The Blue Devils scored a 98.4 on defensive efficiency in Week 1, 2nd only to Mississippi State.  Granted it was NC Central, but Duke only surrendered 158 total yards and 8 first downs, scoring a defensive touchdown along the way.  Over half of those 158 yards were surrendered on one 81 yard run as well.  The game was already 40-0 midway through the 2nd quarter, so I have to imagine that was reserves playing a key chunk of that game.  Cutcliffe is rarely left wanting at quarterback, and he's got the big 6'5" sophomore Daniel Jones.  Jones put up over 2,800 yards a year ago, eclipsing 300 yards on four occasions.  The Wildcats defense will certainly be tested more than it was last week, when they held Nevada to only 43.2% completion percentage, 2nd best in the Big Ten to Michigan State's 32.3%.  Northwestern should be a little concerned about running it at only 3.1 per carry last week, but were not dissuaded, sticking to the ground 50 times.  Justin Jackson is too established a back to think that will continue if Northwestern stays committed to it, which they clearly seem to be.  With 4/5 of the offensive line returning from 2016, there's no reason to expect it to continue.
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Re: Northwestern (1-0) at Duke (1-0) Game Week
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 08:24:13 PM »
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« Last Edit: September 08, 2017, 05:20:59 PM by nuwildcat »
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Re: Northwestern (1-0) at Duke (1-0) Game Week
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 09:25:21 PM »
insideNU staff's predictions

- 6 see it being a tight one (perhaps not surprising given that the current spread is NU -2) ... have us winning by 1 score

- 2 think the 'Cats prevail by 2 scores

- 1 Debbie Downer views this is as the quintessential trap game ... 'Cats lose, 31-28

https://www.insidenu.com/2017/9/8/16270470/northwestern-duke-predictions-football-2017-pat-fitzgerald-david-cutcliffe-kayla-sharples-soccer
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Re: Northwestern (1-1) at Duke (2-0) Post Game
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2017, 03:14:53 PM »
FML  :'(
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Re: Northwestern (1-1) at Duke (2-0) Post Game
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 06:08:18 PM »
Bummer dude. 
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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Re: Northwestern (1-1) at Duke (2-0) Post Game
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2017, 06:10:07 PM »
insideNU staff's predictions

- 6 see it being a tight one (perhaps not surprising given that the current spread is NU -2) ... have us winning by 1 score

- 2 think the 'Cats prevail by 2 scores

- 1 Debbie Downer views this is as the quintessential trap game ... 'Cats lose, 31-28

https://www.insidenu.com/2017/9/8/16270470/northwestern-duke-predictions-football-2017-pat-fitzgerald-david-cutcliffe-kayla-sharples-soccer


I guess its one for the debbie downer!

 

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