We started 2018 off with some modest success, going 3-2 in Week 1. Like the best programs out there, we’re hungry to improve and taste sweeter success.
Duke at NORTHWESTERN (-3): The Wildcats survived a tough opener at Purdue despite having star quarterback Clayton Thorson on a pitch count. Another week should mean better health and the chance to exploit a Duke secondary torched by run-heavy Army for 197 passing yards in Week 1. Running back Jeremy Larkin was a revelation, busting out for 143 yards and two scores and looks every bit the part of a Justin Jackson replacement. The Blue Devils’ have a stout defense and thumped their fellow brainiacs by 24 points last year. But one does not simply walk into Evanston and push the purple-clad home team around. Northwestern gets revenge in a tight game decided in the final minute. Northwestern 24, Duke 20.