Northwestern has struggled this season. Even the Wildcats would tell you that.

Last year, Northwestern convincingly won the Big Ten West division and made the B1G Championship. This year, nobody was quite sure what to expect.

But nobody expected a six-game losing streak. Nobody expected an 0-6 start in Big Ten play.

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Again, Northwestern is aware of its struggles. Pat Fitzgerald said as much on Monday when talking with the media, but also talked about how things at practice and away from the field have gone well:

Fitzgerald also talked about numerous injuries:

Fitzgerald also talked about getting Northwestern back to where it was just a season ago:

Northwestern has a chance to get its first B1G win of the season on Saturday when the Wildcats host Purdue.