Based off this video, Northwestern might beat Ohio State by 1 billion in the Big Ten title game
The last time we checked in with the Northwestern football team, they were doing some A+ internet trolling of ESPN analyst Joey Galloway. After Galloway had referred to them as "a bunch of Rece Davises" on the College Football Playoff reveal show, the Wildcats promptly went out and beat No. 7 ranked Wisconsin, using "The Fightin' Rece Davises" as a rallying cry. A quick refresher:
Naturally, Northwestern lost its very next game to Michigan State as a massive favorite, thus killing their momentum and ruining this fun little storyline. A damn shame.
But, thanks to a little bit of chaos and a win over Illinois, the Fightin' Rece Davises punched their ticket to the Big Ten Championship game. Their opponent: mighty Ohio State. The Buckeyes, who are ranked No. 4 in the CFP standings, are 21-point favorites, a virutal lock to win outright and earn one of the four playoff spots despite their lack of games played.
Pat Fitzgerald's team would love nothing more than to play spoiler, which, depending on how good you think Ohio State is, does not seem completely out of the realm of possibility. Northwestern is well-coached, and Ohio State hasn't exactly played anyone but Indiana, a team they let sneak up on them in a 42-35 victory.
We're not making a pick, with or without the spread. All were saying is if Northwestern is half as good at football as these three are at this clearly choreographed dance to the Michael Jackson classic "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough," then the Cats are winning by a billion, roughly:
Starring in this video is one of Northwestern's top tacklers, senior defensive end Earnest Brown IV (No. 99), as well as a pair of defensive backs, Greg Newsome II (No. 2) and Jaheem Joseph (No. 25). Newsome, a junior, leads the team in passes defended, while Joseph, a freshman, doesn't see much playing time.
All kidding aside, Northwestern will have its hands full this Saturday, but no one can say the Cats haven't had the most fun possible during this wild year in college football. Everybody should be rooting for them to pull off the upset, unless you're from Columbus, Ohio.