Our weekly predictions roll along as our staff selects a projected winner between in a pivotal conference matchup at Ryan Field this weekend. Michigan State is favored in this one, but the ‘Cats have gotten
Noah Coffman: Northwestern 20, Michigan State 15
I’m usually the pessimistic one of the bunch, but it’s hard to shake both the excitement of conference play beginning and the feeling that the Wildcats just have a chokehold on Brian Lewerke and the Spartans. Hunter Johnson and the defense are rounding into form, and though this one won’t be pretty by any stretch, if Pat Fitzgerald’s bunch executes, Northwestern should be able to take it.