Ball State vs. Northern Illinois fearless prediction and game preview.
Ball State vs. Northern Illinois Broadcast
Date: Saturday, October 5
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL
Ball State (1-3) vs. Northern Illinois (1-3) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
Ball State isn’t playing that poorly considering it’s 1-3 and hasn’t beaten an FBS team.
The passing attack is effective and efficient enough – it least all MAC teams with 345 yards per game – and the defense isn’t totally miserable. However, it played Indiana, NC State and lost a shootout to Florida Atlantic.
Northern Illinois can’t get its offense moving on anyone.
Granted, the Huskies have faced Utah, Nebraska and Vanderbilt over the last three games, but nothing is working. The ground game that’s been such a staple of the program has gone MIA, and there’s no passing attack to make up for it.
However, despite playing the strong teams, the Huskie defense has been able to hold up just fine. The team controls the clock, it doesn’t turn the ball over, and it’s not bad at keeping good passing games from rocking and rolling.
This won’t be anything amazing, but NIU will finally get a win for head coach Thomas Hammock against an FBS team.
Ball State vs. Northern Illinois Prediction, Line
Northern Illinois 26, Ball State 20
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Northern Illinois -4.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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