To win football games in the B1G, you’ve got to get production on both sides of the football. Unfortunately for Northwestern, there isn’t much help coming on the offensive end. The result is s 1-3 start to the 2019 season.
Head coach Pat Fitzgerald isn’t too happy about it, and neither is the Northwestern defense, apparently.
On Monday, Fitzgerald met with the media during his weekly press conference to talk about Saturday’s 24-15 loss to Wisconsin, as well as preview the upcoming matchup with Nebraska. When asked about the situation with the offense’s lack of production, Fitzgerald was pretty straight forward.
“[The defense] is getting pretty annoyed with our offense and the lack of production,” Fitzgerald said.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald on his defense: “They’re getting annoyed with our offense and the lack of production.”
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 30, 2019
Northwestern currently owns the worst scoring offense in the B1G, averaging 15.5 points per game. The Wildcats also rank last in the B1G in total offense and passing offense through four games.
With a defense that’s allowing just over 21 points per game, you can see where frustration would set in.
The Wildcats seemed to find some success offensively near the end of the game last week, but they haven’t been able to put together a complete game just yet. But this a team that traditionally gets better as the season goes along. Will the same be true this season?
It’ll have to be if Northwestern wants to salvage the season.