Inside Mizzou.com wanted to take a closer look at Northwestern University by breaking down their 2008 Football Schedule. The Wildcats ended the season with a 9-3 record, including key Big 10 wins against Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Illinois.
The one common opponent, Illinois, the Tigers defeated the Illini in the first game of the season 52-42 in an offensive showdown. The Wildcats defeated Illinois 27-10 in the regular season finale.
Both teams had easy non conference schedules, but the Wildcats appear to have the easiest between the two.
Northwestern defeated Syracuse 30-10 in season opener at home.
Northwestern defeated Duke on the road 24-20.
Northwestern defeated Southern Illinois 33-7 in Evanston.
Northwestern defeated Pinkel's former Ohio team 16-8 at home.
Northwestern defeated Iowa on the road for one of the Wildcats most impressive wins 22-17.
Northwestern lost its first game of the year at home against Michigan State 37-20, the Spartans offense was too much for the Wildcats to handle.
Northwestern bounced back after its first loss to beat Purdue in the Homecoming matchup for the Wildcats 48-26.
Northwestern lost a heartbreaker to Indiana on the road, 21-19 to the Hoosiers.
Northwestern bounced back again with impressive road win at Minnesota 24-17.
Northwestern's biggest lost came at the hands of Ohio State in Evanston. The Buckeyes won the matchup 45-10.
Northwester defeated Illinois 27-10 in the regular season finale.
Missouri's losses came at the hands of Oklahoma State 23-28, Texas 36-51, Kansas 27-30 and to Oklahoma 21-62 in the Big 12 Conference Championship.