One statistic shows just how dreadful Northwestern's offense has been in October
The slate of October games in the B1G has come to an end. There may not be a team more excited to turn the calendar than Northwestern.
It’s been a rough season for the Wildcats, sitting at 1-6 on the season and still searching for its first B1G victory of the 2019 season. This isn’t exactly the type of year anyone expected after the program won a division title last fall.
And while Northwestern’s record is bad enough right now, there’s actually one statistic that makes it even worse. It shows just how poorly the Wildcats have operated on the offensive side of the football this year — particularly in October.
Northwestern score one touchdown in October. One. It came in a 13-10 loss to Nebraska on Oct. 5.
That’s right, not only has Northwestern scored just one touchdown this month, it hasn’t crossed the goal line in its last two games against Ohio State and Iowa. Granted, those are two really good defenses, but scoring one touchdown in an entire month is inexcusable.
Unsurprisingly, Northwestern ends the month 0-3 with losses to the Huskers, Buckeyes and Hawkeyes.
Northwestern will try to find something that will work offensively over the final month of the season, with games against Indiana, Purdue, UMass, Minnesota and Illinois. The Wildcats desperately need to find something.