A little perspective

Discussion in 'Wildcat Football Board' started by JoeWildcat, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. JoeWildcat

    JoeWildcat Well-Known Member
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Messages:
    1,969
    Likes Received:
    304
    NU's offense has been pretty darn bad; no getting around that. But they have been made to look even worse because of the front-loaded schedule. As of today the Cats have played the most difficult schedule in the country. Hopefully the Cats will improve to take advantage of the somewhat easier schedule in the next 6 weeks.
     
  2. Fitz51

    Fitz51 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Messages:
    8,864
    Likes Received:
    3,090
    Location:
    Chicago
    Yeah, by the end of the season, maybe we can crack the Top 100!
     
  3. FanatiCat

    FanatiCat Well-Known Member
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 29, 2001
    Messages:
    5,281
    Likes Received:
    574
    Yes but in previous years we’ve scored a lot more points against the same opponents. There is really no way to slice this positively. Even if you put the stats aside and just watch the games, there is absolutely zero spark or momentum with this offense aside from an occasional nice 8 yard run by DA3 or Bowser.

    For the first time in my entire life of fandom (25 years) I do not look forward to watching the games because they’re downright boring and discouraging. The defense is good but it is hard to watch because I feel bad for them toiling away in an almost impossible situation.
     
    Fitz51 likes this.
  4. phatcat

    phatcat Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2001
    Messages:
    11,086
    Likes Received:
    3,377
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Disagree. Only a couple of really tough opponents. Not saying we should have won every game, but the fact that our offense is the worst in FBS is they key point. Who's to say Iowa isn't better than, , say, Sparty? Or Minn over WI?

    We stand to lose a lot of games if the offense doesn't come around
     
    drewjin likes this.
  5. Alan Smithee

    Alan Smithee Well-Known Member
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,874
    Likes Received:
    2,535
    At one point in the 2nd half Friday we were within 49 points WITH the ball.

    Just a little gallows humor.
     
    Jonny2TheP likes this.
  6. JoeWildcat

    JoeWildcat Well-Known Member
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Messages:
    1,969
    Likes Received:
    304
    I forgot to cite my source for "toughest schedule". Ranked toughest by Sagarin. Sorry about the omission. But I agree, the offense is bad, bad, bad.
     
  7. NUCat320

    NUCat320 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    10,040
    Likes Received:
    3,104
    Naaah, you sat through 98 (Hoffman with GB two feet out the door) and 06 (BREWFKA) and the Stauss season. You didn’t want to watch those either, though perhaps you were young and optimistic and excited.
     
    corbi296 likes this.

Share This Page