Third straight win over a previously undefeated BCS team
i will be the first to say i thought there was no effing way this team would start 6-1 after losing Coble. i honestly don't think anyone thought that would happen, especially after watching NU struggle against Butler and TSU.now we get to see if the Northwestern schedule delivers the wins it was designed to bring. following a break for final exams, NU finishes off 2009 with four non-conference home games against teams who are currently 9-15. it will be very important that this team "wins the games it is supposed to win." it's probably true that expectations are now higher than they were a few weeks ago, but not quite back to where they were before losing Coble and Ryan.
obviously we'll take a road win any time, but NC State was projected to be, is, and will be terrible this season. the Wildcats took care of business against a lesser team, and that's what they need to do in their next four games.