The Northern Illinois Huskies are much better than people thought they would be. Their only two losses on the season are to the B.C. Eagles on opening day and the San Diego State Aztecs in late September. Obviously, the defeat to the Eagles is looking better every day. The Huskies are averaging 214.6 yards per game through the air (79th) and 48th in rushing offense with 182 yards per via the ground.
the Buckeye State when the Northern Illinois Huskies play the Toledo Rockets. The game is slated to begin on Thursday, November 2nd at 6 p.m. EST and can be seen on the ESPNU Network. Heading into this conference match-up, the Rockets are a -9 point favorite. Odds gurus also have placed this showdown’s over/under at 55.5.
Last Thursday, Northern Illinois defended their home turf against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. In that contest, the Huskies won their fourth straight when they were victorious 30-27 in overtime. The Northern Illinois Huskies rallied to get the win over Eastern Michigan and set up this battle with Toledo. With the 14 point comeback, the Huskies improved to 4-0 in MAC play and 6-2 overall.
Toledo also won their fourth game in a row when they beat down the Ball State Cardinals 58-17 last Thursday on the road. In that game, the Rockets trailed 7-3 after one-quarter of football. Then, they opened up their offense and exploded for 55 points. Toledo is now 4-0 in the MAC, giving the victor of this battle the inside track to a spot in the MAC Conference title game.