Nebraska vs. Northern Illinois Game Preview & Fearless Prediction
Check out the Nebraska vs. Northern Illinois fearless prediction and game preview.
Nebraska (1-1) vs. Northern Illinois (1-1) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 16th
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Can Nebraska finally come up with a good performance?
It made things interesting against Oregon with a late run after an awful first half, but the 42-35 loss was still a problem for a defense that had problems putting away Arkansas State the week before.
Northern Illinois came painfully close to getting past Boston College to kick things off, dominated Eastern Illinois last week, and now has an honest shot of coming up with a big win over a name team.
If the Huskers are as shaky as they’ve been over the first two weeks, they can absolutely lose to the MAC team.
And this is a good MAC team.
One Reason Why Nebraska Will Win
Northern Illinois is having a whole slew of problems sinning.
This isn’t a good enough team to get away with a whole slew of big mistakes, but last week it was able to roll past Eastern Illinois – because it’s Eastern Illinois – despite turning the ball over three times and committing a whopping 15 penalties for 194 yards.
On the year, NIU has given up two blocked kicks, committed 23 penalties, and hasn’t been nearly tight enough overall to win a game like this on the road.
One Reason Why Northern Illinois Will Win
Nebraska hasn’t exactly been tight with the ball, either.
QB Tanner Lee might have a ton of talent and a live arm, but he’s also been painfully inaccurate at times, hitting just 52% of his passes on the year with four picks thrown to Oregon.
On the other side, the Nebraska pass defense has been a nightmare, allowing 390 yards per game with a whole lot of deep plays. NIU QB Daniel Santacaterina is a mobile playmaker, but he showed against EIU that he could throw a little bit, cranking 252 yards and three scores. At the very least, the Huskies have to throw early just to test things out early on.
What’s Going To Happen
Nebraska isn’t going to be pretty in any way, but there’s just enough pop from the offense in spurts to get past a Northern Illinois team that’ll shoot itself in the foot way too often to pull off the upset.
Nebraska vs. Northern Illinois Prediction
Nebraska 30, Northern Illinois 20
Nebraska -14 o/u: 57
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