The UMass Minutemen visit Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois on Monday to play the Northwestern Wildcats. The Minutemen fell to 1-9 on the season following a 63-7 loss to Army. UMass has the nation’s worst scoring defense. Prior to the game with Army, the Minutemen were allowing an average of 52 points per game. Kyle Horn caught a 56-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.
Andrew Brito has thrown for 763 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions for UMass. The leading rusher is Bilal Ally with 660 yards and six touchdowns. Jermaine Johnson Jr. is the leading receiver with 287 yards and two touchdowns. Cole McCubrey is the leading tackler for the Minutemen with 75.
Northwestern fell to 1-8 on the season following a 24-22 loss to Purdue. The 22 points scored in the loss by Northwestern were more than its four previous games combined. Kyric McGowan had 146 yards rushing and one touchdown in the loss. Aidan Smith threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Jace James.
Aidan Smith has thrown for 684 yards, three touchdowns and seven interceptions for Northwestern. Drake Anderson is the leading rusher with 498 yards and three touchdowns. The leading receiver is Riley Lees with 254 yards and one touchdown. Travis Whillock leads the Wildcats in tackles with 72.
UMass is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 non-conference games
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Minutemen’s last 6 on the road
Northwestern is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 non-conference games
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Wildcats last 7 following a loss straight up
Both teams are playing poorly with just 2 wins between them in 17 games played. However, Northwestern showed signs of much improvement on offense in its loss to Purdue. However, UMass has the nations’ worst defense allowing over 54 points per game. The Wildcats defense will keep the UMass offense at bay and Northwestern will win its second game of the season. Final Score Prediction, Northwestern Wildcats win and cover ATS 49-3