The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. After a seemingly never-ending offseason, Northwestern is just hours away from kicking off its 2020 season as it looks for a Week 1 win agains the Maryland Terrapins under the Ryan Field Lights.
Two quarterbacks wearing their new teams’ threads for the first time will face off, as Wildcat fans get their first glimpse at the new Bajakian offense while Terps fans relish in the hope a new quarterback provides amidst a rebuild.
In this shortened 2020 season, starting strong is imperative for both teams, so UMD will strive to continue its streak of 10 consecutive season-opening wins while the Wildcats will look to bring an end to their fun.
Location: Ryan Field (Evanston, Illinois)
Game Time: 6:30 p.m. CT
Radio: WGN Radio AM-720, WNUR Sports 89.3 FM
Online: FOX Sports App, BTN+
Betting line: Northwestern -11, O/U 54.5 (SportsLine)
SP+ Projection: 27-17 Northwestern (71% chance of NU win)