The conference also revealed tip times and network assignments for select non-conference games. The Big Ten schedule gets underway with all 14 teams playing one conference home and road game between Dec. The conference season starts on Friday, Dec. The conference season will resume on Thursday, Jan. BTN will air a conference doubleheader on Dec.
Northwestern was on a bye after losing their season opener on the road at Stanford. Though they struggled to move the ball against the Cardinal, the NU defense allowed just five yards per play and forced three fumbles, proving that they can still capitalize on mistakes.
He was 6-of for 55 yards and two interceptions before being relieved by T. The pressure is on Johnson, then, to improve in a hurry and provide an adequate passing attack.
Green and Johnson each had a fumble in the loss to the Cardinal, so if the Rebels can rediscover a pass rush that went quiet against the Red Wolves last Saturday, it could put immense pressure on an offense not known for its explosiveness.
Will that change against Northwestern? He has just two carries for -1 yard and two catches for three yards so far this season, but he could still be the difference maker they need to keep Northwestern from keying on Williams and Rogers. If UNLV wants to insist on using the pass to set up the run, utilizing play action off of their steady dose of run-pass options might be the way to go.
Crossing routes, slants, and quick outs would create opportunities for Collins to run after the catch. Conversely, if UNLV can hammer out some explosive plays on the ground and operate with a lead, they could steal a win if the defends holds up its end against a fairly bland NU offense.
All things considered, though, that seems like a lot to ask. This seems like a game destined to frustrate Rebels fans to no end, always in striking distance and never truly threatening an upset.
Northwestern 31, UNLV