2021-09-18
NORTHERN ILLINOIS
MICHIGAN
League : NCAAF

MICHIGAN vs NORTHERN ILLINOIS Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The Northern Illinois Huskies will be going for their second consecutive road win when they face the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies are coming off a 50-43 loss to Wyoming at home as seven-point underdogs. The Wolverines are coming off a 31-10 win over Washington as 6.5-point favorites.

Michigan won the lone meeting between the two teams.

 

Huskies Trying To Bounce Back From Loss

The Huskies followed up their big road win over Georgia Tech with a loss to Wyoming in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Wolverines, which will give them their second win in their last three games.

 

 

 

Northern Illinois is averaging 32.5 points per game through their first two games. They scored 43 points in their last game, throwing for 233 yards while rushing for 244 yards.

Rocky Lombardi completed 19 of 36 passes for 233 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. Harrison Waylee had 26 carries for 179 yards and two touchdowns, while Cole Tucker had six receptions for 72 yards.

Northern Illinois has struggled defensively, giving up 35.5 points per game through their first two games. They gave up 50 points in their last game and won’t win too many games if they play that poorly defensively.

 

Wolverines Going For Third Consecutive Win

The Wolverines are off to a perfect start after dominating their first two opponents. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Huskies, which will give them their third win in a row.

 

 

 

Michigan is averaging 40 points per game through their first two games. They scored 31 points in their last game, throwing for 44 yards and rushing for 343 yards.

Cade McNamara completed seven of 15 passes for 44 yards. Blake Corum had 21 carries for 171 yards and three touchdowns, while Hassan Haskins had 27 carries for 155 yards and one touchdown. Star WR Rocky Bell (knee) is out for the season.

Michigan has done well defensively, giving up 12 points per game through their first two games. They gave up 10 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to







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