Omni Rankingsô 2009 College football through 1/7/10 games Big Ten Macro page Big Ten Micro page
Northwestern 2011 2010 2009
Northwestern schedule Macro rating: 82.42 (D-I #70)††† Micro rating: 85.89 (D-I #68)
Overall Conf Macro ratings and projections Micro ratings and projections
Game Division I opponent Site Result Score record record Streak Last 5 Rating Projection (correct/incorrect winner) Northwestern win probability Rating Offense Defense Projection (correct/incorrect winner) Northwestern win probability
1 Towson Home Win 47 - 14   1 - 0 0 - 0 W1     68.68       70.25 31.98 31.72    
2 Eastern Michigan Home Win 27 - 24   2 - 0 0 - 0 W2     66.11       68.90 31.30 32.41    
3 Syracuse Road Loss 34 - 37   2 - 1 0 - 0 L1     67.50       70.37 31.89 31.53    
4 Minnesota Home Loss 24 - 35   2 - 2 0 - 1 L2     67.11       70.73 32.97 32.23    
5 Purdue Road Win 27 - 21   3 - 2 1 - 1 W1 3-2   72.61 Purdue by 31 5%   76.50 32.57 26.08 Purdue 67 - 25 4%
6 Miami (OH) Home Win 16 - 6   4 - 2 1 - 1 W2 3-2   71.72 Northwestern by 16 83%   75.71 29.48 23.77 Northwestern 44 - 22 84%
7 Michigan State Road Loss 14 - 24   4 - 3 1 - 2 L1 2-3   73.55 Michigan State by 24 9%   77.75 28.63 20.88 Michigan State 45 - 15 9%
8 Indiana Home Win 29 - 28   5 - 3 2 - 2 W1 3-2   73.93 Indiana by 2 45%   78.08 29.48 21.40 Northwestern 27 - 23 58%
9 Penn State Home Loss 13 - 34   5 - 4 2 - 3 L1 3-2   73.97 Penn State by 21 11%   78.16 30.31 22.16 Penn State 27 - 9 21%
10 Iowa Road Win 17 - 10   6 - 4 3 - 3 W1 3-2   78.27 Iowa by 29 5%   82.28 30.94 18.66 Iowa 38 - 6 8%
11 Illinois Road Win 21 - 16   7 - 4 4 - 3 W2 3-2   79.39 Illinois by 5 39%   83.22 30.65 17.44 Illinois 25 - 19 39%
12 Wisconsin Home Win 33 - 31   8 - 4 5 - 3 W3 4-1   81.29 Wisconsin by 15 19%   84.94 32.58 17.64 Wisconsin 27 - 17 32%
13 Auburn Neutral Loss 35 - 38 OT 8 - 5 5 - 3 L1 3-2   82.42 Auburn by 10 27%   85.89 33.44 17.55 Auburn 32 - 25 36%
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Micro ratings equitable statistics
Offensive statistics Northwestern D-I rank Defensive statistics Northwestern D-I rank
Total yards per game 460.75 40 Total yards allowed per game 305.04 63
Yards per play 5.79 100 Yards allowed per play 4.67 66
Plays per game 79.63 3 Plays defended per game 65.38 93
Point per yard conversion rate 0.0547 92 Point per yard resistance rate 0.0367 62
Rush yards per game 154.59 112 Rush yards allowed per game 94.38 45
Rush yards per attempt 4.31 109 Rush yards allowed per attempt 2.75 45
Rush attempts per game 35.86 128 Rush attempts defended per game 34.32 171
Rush emphasis 45.03% 214 Pass yards allowed per game 210.66 128
Pass yards per game 306.15 22 Pass yards allowed per attempt 6.78 103
Pass yards per attempt 6.99 126 Pass attempts defended per game 31.06 90
Pass attempts per game 43.78 9 Forced turnover rate 2.73% 44
Pass emphasis 54.97% 32 Forced fumble rate 1.25% 54
Turnover rate 1.91% 101 Forced interception rate 3.12% 70
Fumble rate 0.60% 66 Field possession captured via turnover 44.57 149
Interception rate 2.39% 104 Return yards allowed per potential return 12.65 203
Field possession yielded via turnover 56.13 152
Penalty yards per play 0.27 18
Return yards per potential return 8.80 191