Saturday, October 3, 2015
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The Northern Illinois Huskies face the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51.
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Northern Illinois was led in passing last game by Drew Hare, who finished with 81 yards through the air. He went 11 for 25 on the game, good for a 44% completion percentage. Joel Bouagnon led the Huskies in rushing with 56 yards. He averaged 4 yards per carry on his 16 rushing attempts for the game. Tommylee Lewis led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 42 yards. He had an average of 7 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Northern Illinois had 153 total yards on 56 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 4 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 10 first downs on the game. The Huskies rushed for 72 yards by way of 31 carries.
Central Michigan was led in passing last game by Cooper Rush, who finished with 285 yards through the air. He went 26 for 39 on the game, good for a 67% completion percentage. Devon Spalding led the Chippewas in rushing with 77 yards. He averaged 5 yards per carry on his 15 rushing attempts for the game. Jesse Kroll led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 86 yards. He had an average of 14 yards per reception in the contest. Central Michigan had 340 total yards on 65 plays. They gained 2 rushing first downs, 12 passing, and 3 by way of penalty for a total of 17 first downs on the game. The Chippewas rushed for 55 yards by way of 26 carries.
Northern Illinois is averaging 30.5 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 19.3 passes per game on 30.8 attempts for a 62.6 percent completion percentage and average 227.5 yards in the passing department per game. The Huskies carry the ball for an average of 155.3 yards per game on 39.8 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season. They are also running 70.5 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 382.8 yards per contest. The Huskies manage 18.5 first downs per contest and they average a total of 47.3 penalty yards on 6 penalties.
Northern Illinois gives up 23.3 points per contest and an average of 209.5 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 18.5 completed passes on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.1. The Huskies allow an average of 163 rushing yards per game on 45.5 carries for a 3.6 average. Northern Illinois allows 372.5 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.8 penalties for 44.8 yards per game.
Central Michigan is putting 20.3 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 29.3 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 69.6 percent completion percentage and average 327 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Chippewas carry the ball for an average of 74.3 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 2.3 yards per carry. They also run 74 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 401.3 yards in each contest. The Chippewas are gaining 21.8 first downs per contest and they average 54.8 penalty yards on 6.8 penalties per game.
Central Michigan surrenders 23.5 points per game and 171 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 15.8 completed passes per game on 25.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.4. The Chippewas allow an average of 141.5 rushing yards per game on 33 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Central Michigan allows 312.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and 5.3 penalties for 47.3 yards in each contest.
Northern Illinois Betting Trends
Northern Illinois is 2-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Northern Illinois has an ATS record of 2-1-1 this season
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 1-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 4-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/09/15 RB Keith Harris Jr. Knee out indefinitely
07/29/15 LB Rasheen Lemon Legal problems out indefinitely
09/27/15 DB Gary Jones Suspension "?" Saturday vs. No Illinois
09/27/15 DL Joe Ostman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. No Illinois
09/14/15 OL Kenny Rogers Pectoral out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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