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Northwestern Football Schedule 2018
Northwestern kicks off their 2018 football schedule on Thursday, Aug. 30 with a Big Ten game on the road at Purdue. Other Big Ten road opponents for Nebraska in 2018 include Michigan State, Rutgers, Iowa, and Minnesota.
Big Ten opponents at home for the Wildcats in 2018 include Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
Northwestern’s 2018 football schedule also features non-conference games at home against Duke, Akron, and Notre Dame.
Phil Steele ranks Northwestern’s 2018 football schedule as the 13th toughest schedule in the country. Northwestern’s opponents in 2018 have a combined record of 85-69 (55.2%) based on last season’s results.