F. Scott Fitzgerald said, via Nick Carraway, the narrator and moral centerpiece of his masterwork “The Great Gastby” that “you can’t repeat the past.” Unfortunately, Northwestern football is doing exactly that right now.
The #15 Northwestern Wildcats had #3 Ohio State right where they wanted them. NU had the nation’s third-ranked team on the ropes in the 4th quarter, as they led 23-13. We’ve been here before. In 2012, Northwestern held leads of at least ten in each of their three losses. Had they found/gotten the coffee (“because coffee is for closers only”) and closed the deal versus Nebraska at home, Michigan and Penn State on the road, what might have happened?
If 2012 Northwestern went undefeated, would they have given Alabama a better game than Notre Dame did?
Well, that’s neither here nor there, as history repeated itself once again.
OSU had their way with the Northwestern Wildcats, winning 40-30 and once again, NU blew a double digit 4th quarter lead versus a name brand Big...