Northwestern suffers embarrassing loss to in-state FCS team Yahoo/Dr Saturday

In looks like the 10-win Northwestern team from 2015 is gone. By a lot.

Northwestern has now opened the season 0-2 after a 9-7 loss to FCS Illinois State on Saturday.

This loss comes after Northwestern lost to Western Michigan to open the season. Not exactly the way a Big Ten team wants to start their year.

For those that didn’t watch this game, you didn’t miss much. Northwestern only had 277 yards of total offense, and only converting 5-for-18 on third down opportunities. It was an ugly game that Illinois State was able to withstand and win with a field goal.

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Illinois State is actually a very good FCS team, but no Power 5 team is going to get a pass on a loss to an FCS squad. Things are going to get a lot worse for Northwestern, too, as they have at Iowa, at Michigan State, and at Ohio State looming in October.

Good luck with that, Wildcats.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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