Filed under: Stream Northwestern Football 2015 Season Preview Know Your Opponents: Previewing every team on Northwestern's 2015 schedule Contributors: Inside NU Staff Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: Know Your Opponents: Previewing every team on Northwestern's 2015 schedule Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Starting with Stanford, our staff will preview each of Northwestern's 12 regular season opponents. 12 Total Updates Since Jul 20, 2015, 2:19pm CDT Follow this stream August 9, 2015 Know Your Opponent, Week 12: LOLinois By Zach Pereles@zach_pereles When the Illini become the subject, objectivity goes out the window. August 8, 2015 Know your Opponent, Week 11: Wisconsin By Zach Wingrove@ZachWingrove Can Northwestern pull off a second straight upset over the Badgers? August 7, 2015 Know your Opponent, Week 10: Purdue By Ian McCafferty@Itmccaf52 The Boilermakers are now in year three of their rebuild, but how much better will they really be in 2015? August 7, 2015 Know your opponent, Week 9: Penn State By Zach Pereles@zach_pereles Christian Hackenberg will lead another talent-stuffed Nittany Lion roster into Evanston in early November. August 4, 2015 Know your opponent, Week 8: Nebraska By Josh Rosenblat The possible Big Ten title contender will be a tough matchup for the Wildcats. July 29, 2015 Know your opponent, Week 7: Iowa By Kevin Dukovic Hawkeyes Nation is losing patience with Kirk Ferentz. Is this the year he marches Iowa out of mediocrity? July 28, 2015 Know your opponent, Week 6: Michigan, HARBAUGH By Henry Bushnell Jim Harbaugh is the source of a lot of optimism, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions on offense. July 25, 2015 Know Your Opponent: Week 5, Minnesota By Josh Rosenblat The Gophers lose a lot of production from last year, but they should be a solid bunch once again. July 24, 2015 Know your Opponent, Week 4: Ball State By Ian McCafferty@Itmccaf52 After back-to-back bowl games in 2012 and 2013, Ball State looks to rebound from a disappointing 2014 campaign. July 22, 2015 Know your NU football opponent, Week 3: Duke By Zach Pereles@zach_pereles A once-dead program has been awoken in the past few years thanks to the brilliant coaching of David Cutcliffe. July 21, 2015 Know your NU football opponent, Week 2: EIU By Josh Burton@Josh_Burton1 The Panthers, who have produced NFL quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo, are looking to rebound this season after a down 2014 campaign. July 20, 2015 Know your opponent previews, Week 1: Stanford By Josh Burton@Josh_Burton1 Stanford enters the 2015 season coming off a relative down year, but is a sneaky bet to return to national relevance — and therefore is a tough matchup for Northwestern to open the season.