Check out the Toledo vs. Northern Illinois fearless prediction and game preview.
Toledo (7-2) vs. Northern Illinois (3-6) Game Preview
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 9
Game Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
In what seemed like a dud of a matchup a few weeks ago, now it’s going to be fun, and not just because of the setting.
Toledo and NIU will square off in a baseball stadium, playing in U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, and the MAC stakes couldn’t be higher for the Rockets.
The shocking loss to Ohio a few weeks ago forced Toledo to have to win out to take the MAC West – and that includes a showdown at Western Michigan after facing Ball State next week.
The offense continues to be amazing, averaging 553 yards per game with the nation’s second-most efficient passing attack. The attack moves at will, and outside of a few braincramps, the defense has been good enough. But now the Rockets have to face a red-hot NIU team rolling at the right time.
It’s been a tough season full of injuries and ineffectiveness, but the Huskies have taken care of two home games helped by an offense that’s going off.
Joel Bouagnon ran for 134 yards and five scores in last week’s blowout win over Bowling Green, while QB Anthony Maddie took over two weeks ago running for 125 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-7 win over Buffalo.
Can the NIU backfield go off against a Rocket defense that’s allowed more than 100 yards just two times over the last five games? Yeah, but the Toledo offense will make up for it with a strong enough offensive performance – the passing game will kick in – to win a thriller worthy of the venue.
Toledo vs. Northern Illinois Prediction
Toledo 37, Northern Illinois 31
Toledo -7, o/u: 69
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in mattress – 1: All political pollsters … 2
Must See Rating: 5: Arrival* – 1: Any political show ever again … 3
*To be honest, it looks like yet another brutally dull sci-fi thing, but it’s %100, so you’re supposed to see it or else.