Northwestern releases Week 2 depth chart vs. Iowa
Northwestern had about as perfect of a 2020 debut as you could have asked for on Saturday as the Wildcats downed Maryland 43-3.
This week, Northwestern heads on the road for the first time this season as the Wildcats take on Iowa in Iowa City. Ahead of this Big Ten West showdown, Northwestern revealed its Week 2 depth chart.
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Peyton Ramsey remains the Wildcat quarterback to no one’s surprise. The grad transfer made a solid debut as he completed 23 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown.
Heading into the 2020 season, it wasn’t clear which Northwestern running back would take the reins as the main back. As of now, junior Isaiah Bowser is listed as the starter. But he is part of a committee of backs that made life difficult for the Terps this past Saturday.
Bowser rushed for 70 yards and scored two total touchdowns. Drake Anderson and Evan Hull also scored touchdowns, with both of theirs coming on the ground.
Defensively, the biggest concerns for Northwestern came with some inexperience in the secondary, especially with redshirt freshman Brandon Joseph starting as one of the safeties. Any sense of concern was lessened on Saturday as the Wildcats held Maryland to just 94 passing yards.
At this point, it’s unclear if Northwestern was just that good or the Terps were just that bad. This weekend’s set of games might determine what this Week 1 outcome really meant.