Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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The Northern Illinois Huskies take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Rynearson Stadium. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 4 point favorites. This season the Huskies are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 8-2-0 against the spread.
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Anthony Maddie finished with 185 yards through the air for Northern Illinois last week. He completed 20 passes out of 29 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Huskies were led in rushing by Joel Bouagnon, who finished with 134 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Kenny Golladay was the team leader in receiving with a total of 59 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. As a team in that game Northern Illinois got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 18 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 479 yards for the game. The Huskies ran for 286 yards on 49 attempts.
Brogan Roback finished with 328 yards passing for Eastern Michigan last week. He went 23 for 39, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Ian Eriksen, who finished with 33 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Dieuly Aristilde led the team in receiving with 193 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 28 yards per reception. Eastern Michigan had 16 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 361 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 33 yards on 23 carries as a team.
Northern Illinois scores 30.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 58th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.9 passes on 35.3 attempts for a 59.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 227.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 72nd in college football. The Huskies run for an average of 233.8 yards per game on 42.6 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 20th in the nation. They also run 77.9 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 461.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 36th overall this season. The Huskies average 23.5 first downs per game which ranks them 32nd in the country. They accumulate 70 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, which ranks 11th in the nation.
Northern Illinois allows 262.1 passing yards per game, ranking 103rd in D-1, and they allow 31.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 92nd. They give up 20.5 completions on 34.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.1. The Huskies allow 193.1 rushing yards per game on 43.5 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 83rd in the country. Northern Illinois allows 455.2 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 106th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 70.6 yards per game, ranking them 120th among D-1 teams.
Eastern Michigan averages 31.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 51st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 39.7 attempts for a 60.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 301 yards through the air per game, ranking them 21st in Division 1. The Eagles run for an average of 142.4 yards per game on 35.4 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 102nd on the ground. They also run 75.1 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 443.4 yards per game, ranking them 44th in the country on offense. The Eagles get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 49th in the nation. They average 58.3 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, ranking them 49th in college football.
Eastern Michigan allows an average of 283.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 119th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 85th in the nation. They give up 23.6 completions on 38.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9 per game. The Eagles allow 152.1 rushing yards per contest on 38.5 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 48th in the country. Eastern Michigan allows 435.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 86th in D-1. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 5.7 penalties for 53.4 yards in each contest, ranking 66th in the nation.
Northern Illinois Betting Trends
Northern Illinois is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Northern Illinois has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Eastern Michigan Betting Trends
Eastern Michigan is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Eastern Michigan has an ATS record of 8-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/14/16 QB Anthony Maddie Leg out for season
11/14/16 QB Ryan Graham None expected to start Wednesday vs. Eastern Michigan
10/27/16 LB Bobby Jones IV Toe out for season
10/14/16 DT Mario Jones Lung out indefinitely
09/15/16 QB Drew Hare Hamstring out indefinitely
08/27/16 S Jackson Abresch Ankle out indefinitely
11/13/16 QB Todd Porter Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. No Illinois
09/19/16 RB Shaq Vann Shoulder out for season
08/30/16 OG Darien Terrell Undisclosed out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan +4
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