NUmbers Guy: Wisconsin Analysis

My second NUmbers guy column for WNUR Sports, breaking down the ‘Cats win over No. 17 Wisconsin.

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WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) writes about some statistics from the Northwestern/Wisconsin game.

Another week and another stunning upset! Shout it from the mountaintops! Northwestern upset No. 17 Wisconsin at Ryan Field Saturday. In another outstanding performance, the defense stepped up, the offense played well and Northwestern toppled a ranked team at home for the first time since 2010. It was also the ‘Cats first conference win at home since 2012. This team has made a huge turnaround. Only a few weeks ago they were 1-2, having looked terrible against Western Illinois, and seemingly not prepared for Big Ten play. But now, Northwestern stands alone not only at top the Big Ten West, but also atop the Big Ten at 2-0 in the Conference.  So let’s take a look at the statistics behind Northwestern’s victory over No. 17 Wisconsin.


Godwin Igwebuike forced not one, not two, but three interceptions against…

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