The time has come. Northwestern will kick off its 2016 campaign at home against Western Michigan. Expectations are high for the Wildcats after last season’s 10-2 regular-season record and trip to the Outback Bowl. The Western Michigan Broncos have been dangerous in the MAC under coach P.J. Fleck and will hope to improve on last season’s moderately successful 8-5 squad.
Here's what you need to know:
Broadcast information below.
- Northwestern’s depth chart for today’s game. No injuries have been announced.
- Sam Brief takes a holistic approach in “Where We Are Wednesday”.
- We go over why Northwestern will/won’t beat Western Michigan.
- Look out for these key matchups during the game.
- Thursday’s Pound the Talk explored the season-opening game.
- All but one of our writers picked Northwestern to emerge victorious.
- Northwestern superback Cameron Green is finally back on the field.
- Josh Burton analyzed Western Michigan’s star receiver, Corey Davis.
- What do you know about Western Michigan? Not much? Read this.
- Northwestern will be wearing its purple-and-white uniforms.
- Fairly routine press conference notes from Pat Fitzgerald
- Ohio State tops this week’s Big Ten Power Rankings.
Game Time: 11 a.m. CT
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Betting Line: Northwestern -5