Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan fearless prediction and game preview.
Northern Illinois (5-2) vs. Eastern Michigan (2-5) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Game Time: 7:00 pm ET
Venue: Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL
Network: CBS Sports Network
What’s Going To Happen
Eastern Michigan just can’t catch a break.
It’s playing hard, and it’s playing well, but it lost five straight all by seven points or fewer – losing them by an average of four points a game.
There’s still time to get to a bowl game with a really, really easy November. But if it loses to NIU, it’ll have to run the table.
The Huskies are on a three game winning streak with a showdown at Toledo up next for – most likely – the MAC West title. But first, they have to survive a strong EMU team desperate for something positive.
So what is EMU doing wrong? It can’t convert a third down try in any way. Last in the MAC in third down tries, it’s hitting on fewer than 30% of its tries. That’s not a positive against one of the nation’s best pass rushes led by Sutton Smith and his 8.5 sacks, and a D ranking second in the country in tackles for loss.
The Eagles have a nasty D of their own, and they’re going to keep the score low, but it’ll be another day, another brutally painful close loss.
Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan Prediction
Northern Illinois 23, Eastern Michigan 17
Northern Illinois -7, o/u: 46
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