12 p.m. ET, September 27, 2014--BTN
Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 107,282 / University Park, PA)
Note: The Redzone TD% and Redzone TD% Defense are calculated by me and not ranked by the NCAA. Determining who has the advantage in these categories is strictly my arbitrary judgment.
Quick thoughts: What a difference a year makes. Last year, we were awful, awful, awful on third downs--and we were disappointed in our defense. This year, we're top twenty in third down conversions--and top ten in total and scoring D, and have the aforementioned #1 ranked rush defense in the nation--despite being one of only a few highly ranked defenses to have played four games. 2014 is a good defensive year, no doubt.
Also, Northwestern has a pretty good defense, y'all--but that offense? Woof. What a departure, seemingly, from recent years past.
What do you guys think?