When: Friday December 29th, 4:30, ESPN
Current spread: NW -7.5, O/U 51
All-time series: NW 1-0
SEC vs B1G. Granted, middle of the pack teams from each conference, but we love when the Power 5 teams face each other. This one will not disappoint. UK is a program that has shown great strides this season. NW is a well coached & disciplined team.
Stephen Johnson (2,048-10-4) will be taking snaps for the Wildcats. Garrett Johnson (46-500-2) is their top WR. Look for him to try and stretch the field to open up the running game. Because therein lies UK’s strength. Benny Snell (1,318-18) had a huge breakout season. The Wildcats relied heavily on him throughout the year.
Northwestern will have Clayton Thorson (2,809-15-12) under center. He has a few targets to rely on, but Bennett Skowronek (42-619-5) has been the go-to guy all year. NW has a dangerous RB too though. Justin Jackson (1,154-9) had another great year. He may well be one of the most underrated backs in college.
This game features two RBs that will definitely see action at the next level. Snell vs Jackson will be a great battle to watch. I like UK getting the points, I like the over. This game may not be getting the credit it deserves. Sit back and enjoy.