Saturday, September 3, 2016
War Memorial Stadium
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The Northern Illinois Huskies take on the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at War Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 10 point favorites and the over/under was set at 55.5. Last season the Huskies were 7-5-2 against the spread and their over/under record was 7-7-0. The Cowboys had an over/under record of 4-8-0 and they were 6-6-0 against the spread.
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Northern Illinois scored 31.1 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 52nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 17.1 passes on 28.9 attempts for a 59.4 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 208.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 82nd in college football. The Huskies ran for an average of 190.1 yards per game on 45.9 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranked them 41st in the nation. They also ran 74.8 plays per contest and averaged 5.3 yards per play for an average of 398.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 66th overall last season. The Huskies averaged 20.3 first downs per game which ranked them 72nd in the country. They accumulated 52 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranked 78th in the nation.
Northern Illinois allowed 243.6 passing yards per game, ranking 91st in D-1, and they allowed 27.6 points per contest on defense, which ranked 72nd. They gave up 21.4 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.7. The Huskies allowed 174.7 rushing yards per game on 43.7 carries for a 4 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 72nd in the country. Northern Illinois allowed 418.4 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 86th in terms of yards per game. They forced 2.1 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 5.6 penalties for 50.6 yards per game, ranking them 43rd among D-1 teams.
Wyoming averaged 19 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 116th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 15.3 passes per game on 25.7 attempts for a 59.4 percent completion percentage. They threw for 186.3 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 102nd in Division 1. The Cowboys ran for an average of 174.4 yards per game on 39.8 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 61st on the ground. They also ran 65.5 plays per game and averaged 5.5 yards per play for a total of 360.7 yards per game, ranking them 100th in the country on offense. The Cowboys got an average of 20.1 first downs per game, which ranked 82nd in the nation. They averaged 56.8 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 54th in college football.
Wyoming allowed an average of 196.9 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 26th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 34 points per contest, which had them ranked 102nd in the nation. They gave up 15.5 completions on 23.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7 per game. The Cowboys allowed 225.2 rushing yards per contest on 42.7 carries for a 5.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 114th in the country. Wyoming allowed 422.1 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranked 92nd in D-1. They forced 0.8 turnovers per contest and 4.8 penalties for 47.3 yards in each contest, ranking 30th in the nation.
Ryan Graham finished his last game of last season with 38 yards through the air for Northern Illinois. He completed 7 passes out of 21 attempts for a 33% completion percentage. The Huskies were led in rushing by Joel Bouagnon, who finished with 16 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Juwan Brescacin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 12 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 4 yards per reception. As a team in that game Northern Illinois got a total of 7 first downs by way of 2 rushing, 3 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 51 total plays for 33 yards for the game. The Huskies ran for -5 yards on 30 attempts.
Cameron Coffman finished his last game of last season with 248 yards through the air for Wyoming. He completed 14 passes out of 24 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led in rushing by Brian Hill, who finished with 232 yards on 35 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Jacob Hollister was the team leader in receiving with a total of 119 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. Wyoming got a total of 23 first downs by way of 14 rushing, 8 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 71 total plays for 538 yards for the game. The Cowboys ran for 290 yards on 46 attempts.
Northern Illinois Betting Trends
Northern Illinois were 7-7-0 against the over/under last season
Northern Illinois had an ATS record of 7-5-2 last season
Wyoming Betting Trends
Wyoming were 4-8-0 against the over/under last season
Wyoming had an ATS record of 6-6-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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