The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-1 in the early goings of the 2021 season.

The Wildcats have looked sluggish in both of their outings against Michigan State and Indiana State.

After a win, though, looking sluggish does not sting as bad comparatively too after a loss. The Wildcats beat the Sycamores 24-6 at Ryan Field Saturday afternoon.

Northwestern is preparing to go on the road for the first time this season to face the Duke Blue Devils.

Head coach Pat Fitzgerald spoke to the media today ahead of this weekends’ game.

Fitz named who was the offensive and defensive of players of the week to open up the press conference.

Fitz talked a lot about his respect for Duke’s head coach David Cutcliffe and the program.

Here’s the rest of what Fitz said in the press conference ahead of this weeks’ game against the Blue Devils: