Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald: Wisconsin defense ‘fun to watch as a fan’

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The Northwestern Wildcats will have their hands full on both sides of football when they visit Camp Randall on Saturday.

The team sits 3-6 on the season and 1-5 in Big Ten play, thanks in part to an inefficient offense and a defense that allows 226 rushing yards per game.

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald talked about facing this Wisconsin team in his game-week press conference. One topic of conversation: the Badgers’ top-ranked defense and the challenge it poses.

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Fitzgerald went on to call that unit ‘No. 1 in the country for a reason,’ in addition to noting the great job Jim Leonhard does as defensive coordinator and the great group of players this unit has.

He shares the sentiments of many Badger fans and college football fans alike when it comes to watching the unit play, though, as he finished his thought by noting the group is ‘fun to watch as a fan.’

Fitzgerald and his team will have its hands full on that side of the football Saturday. For an offense that has struggled all season, this is not an easy matchup to reverse that course.

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