We took a look at all the teams that will be making their way to Evanston this year so you can be prepared for any trip you make to Ryan Field (be sure to get your tickets ASAP).
Game Day Information
Sept. 25: Ohio, 11:00 a.m. Tickets
With a new head coach and only three games played in 2020, the stakes are against Ohio in this game who are predicted to have 35% chance of winning this game. That being said, they rounded out last year with a 2-1 record, averaged roughly 35 points per game and have a fair amount of returning defensive starters from last season.
Oct. 30: Minnesota, TBD Tickets
With one of the most veteran teams in the country, and 10 of 11 returning starters, the Gophers have no reason to lack confidence on the field this season. Running Back Mohamed Ibrahim, named Big Ten Running Back of the Year, had 15 touchdowns last season in just 7 games. This game will likely prove to be a tough matchup for the Wildcats.
Nov. 6: Iowa, TBD Tickets
In their final game of the season at Ryan Field the Wildcats play the Iowa Hawkeyes. Coming from a one-point win over the Hawkeyes in 2020, and winning 4 of the last 5 matchups with Iowa, this game is likely to prove a good matchup for the team’s last home game. This could be a win for Iowa, but with a Pat Fitzgerald at Northwestern’s helm anything is possible and the only way to know for sure is to watch the game play out.
Nov. 20: Purdue, TBD at Wrigley Field Tickets
Ever had the chance to watch a college football game play out on a MLB baseball field? Now's your chance as Northwestern takes on Purdue for the Wildcats Classic at Wrigley Field. coming off of a 27-20 win against Purdue in 2020, Northwestern's defense will likely determine whether they win this game or not. With the unique setting and strong matchup, it should be an exciting game.