Northwestern on the brink of B1G West title following cancellation for Wisconsin-Minnesota
The Northwestern Wildcats are inching closer to clinching their spot in the B1G Championship Game, presumably against Ohio State (assuming Ohio State keeps winning).
Wisconsin had to have their game against Minnesota this Saturday canceled which means they are ineligible to play in the title game since they will not have played the required amount to be eligible. As of now, the Badgers will only be able to finish five games of the original eight-game schedule.
It’s been quite the story for the Wildcats this season. They finished just 3-9 last season and they have a chance to potentially go 8-0 this season right into Indianapolis.
Head coach Pat Fitzgerald obviously deserves a ton of credit, but transfer quarterback Peyton Ramsey has been sensational as well. Through five games, he’s thrown for 926 yards and has eight touchdown passes to just four interceptions after transferring from Indiana.
Northwestern will play Michigan State, Minnesota, and Illinois in their last three games. Their game against the Spartans this Saturday will be their first chance to clinch a spot in the Big Ten title game and it’ll kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET.