Before the season, this looked like it would be a pretty easy game. The night factor was a little scary, but still, the Wildcats didn’t appear to have very sharp teeth. But seven games into the year, Northwestern is as dangerous a team as any in the Big Ten. The Wildcats’ lone conference loss came against Penn State in a game they probably should have won. Justin King’s late 52-yard catch gave the Nittany Lions the 34-29 win. Northwestern has bounced back from that heartbreaker and beaten both Wisconsin and Michigan State. Randy Walker’s spread attack has been giving teams fits for years now, but this season, the offense is more potent than ever. Quarterback Brett Basanez (center) has thrown for over 2,100 yards with 12 touchdowns. But this is what worries Michigan fans: He can run, too. Basanez has 283 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Even though the Wildcats have multiple-receiver sets, the offense is kick-started by freshman running back Tyrell Sutton. Sutton has rushed for 970 yards and 14 touchdowns. Michigan better lock up on defense for this game.

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