The NUmbers Guy: Penn State Analysis and a Look Ahead to Wisconsin

Check out my new column for WNUR Sports, The NUmbers Guy, taking a look at the numbers behind Northwestern sports.

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WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) takes over as our NUmbers writer, looking back at last weekend’s Penn State game. Ari crunches the numbers to find out what the ‘Cats must improve on this weekend against Wisconsin.

It’s been four days, but boy, was that win over Penn State awesome or what? Like much of the rest of the WNUR staff, I predicted the Wildcats to get beaten up in Happy Valley, but instead, the ‘Cats were the ones giving the beating. Northwestern took it to the Nittany Lions and came home from Beaver Stadium with a huge and possibly season-altering win. This week the Wildcats return to the friendly confines of Ryan Field to take on the Wisconsin Badgers in their Big Ten home opener. Let’s look at the numbers that defined the ‘Cats’ victory over Penn State in Happy Valley and how they’ll help or hurt Northwestern going…

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