[quote=“Smitty, post:13, topic:1823”]Just like PSU in “most” years, Northwestern’s OOC schedule is biting them in the arse! They built up a nice record early on, but are taking their lumps in the league.
It will be interesting to see what kind of schedule we have next year, since we are losing 4 senior starters, and only have one senior-to-be in Woodyard returning. But, I guess we’ll let that up to whoever the coach is. :-[/quote]
Some games, NW has looked awesome. Granted it was Iowa, but they blew them out, making it look easy. Today, while I never considered Wisky to be an athletic team, they looked stronger, quicker, tougher than NW. Also, and this concerns me re playing Wisky, NW was running back doors all day, but Wisky covered them well, which forced NW into taking treys, often bad ones, which Wisky also handled. Our recent play has seen PSU get the ball inside, usually the high post, and some dribble drives, with Frazier and Brooks doing it. My sense is that the dribble drive vs. Wisky won’t be as effective(NW even tried it today when nothing else was working, without success), though we’re better at it than NW, so I don’t know. But we have to get that high post pass. Wisky’s D had NW look helpless. Hope we’re more effective vs. it. Seemed like Wisky knew every NW tendency, and just beat them to the spot.