NIU Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NIU Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Waldo Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: NIU (+17.5)
Ross Bowers and the NIU Huskies (0-3) head to Waldo Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Western Michigan Broncos (3-0). The spread on this contest has Western Michigan as 17.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 64.5.
The last time they played, the NIU Huskies took on the Ball State Cardinals and left there with a loss by a score of 31-25. Harrison Waylee led the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 28 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 63 yards on 17 carries which meant he averaged 3.7 yards per run. Tyrice Richie was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 108 yards on 11 catches. He notched an average of 9.8 yards per catch in this contest. Ross Bowers went 27/40 with 300 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception for the game.
The Huskies currently have 1,053 total yards for the season. Offensively they have an average of 114.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 110th in D-1. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, NIU has earned 3 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. When talking about scoring points, the NIU Huskies are sitting at 21.7 points per game. In terms of yards through the air, the Huskies have given up 588 yards which ranks them 24th in D-1. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 401.7 yards/game which has them sitting 72nd in college football. The Huskies sit in 135th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 40.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per run and 205.7 rushing yards per contest this year. In their 3 games, they are conceding 196.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 66.7%. For the year, they have given up 617 running yards through 3 games.
Ross Bowers has completed 506 of his career 865 passes for a completion percentage of 58.5%. He is throwing for 217.3 yards per contest. For his collegiate career, Bowers has thrown for 5,866 yards with 27 TD's and 22 picks. His quarterback rating is 120.7 with a TD rate of 3.1% and an interception percentage of 2.5%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 106 different times totaling -281 yds.
In the last game they played, the Western Michigan Broncos took on the Central Michigan Chippewas and ended up getting the win by a score of 52-44. La'Darius Jefferson paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 25 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for 150 yards on 33 carries which meant he averaged 4.5 yards per tote. D'Wayne Eskridge was the receiving yardage leader by earning 212 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 53.0 yards per catch for that contest. Kaleb Eleby went 12/20 with 382 yards via the pass and completed 5 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick for the game.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Broncos currently have a total of 932 passing yards as well as holding an average of 310.7 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 19th in college football. The Western Michigan Broncos have an average of 516.3 yards/game ranking them 11th in the nation. They are averaging 205.7 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 617 yards in total. In relation to how much they score, the Broncos sit 2nd in D-1 averaging 50.3 points per contest. The Broncos are conceding 31.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 89th in college football. This year, they have conceded 95 points in total. Western Michigan has allowed a total of 511 yards on the ground (170.3 yards per game) and 9 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. They have allowed 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 217.3 yards/outing, ranking them 52nd in college football.
Eleby has thrown for 15 touchdowns compared to 4 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD rate on pass attempts is 7.1% and his interception rate is 1.9%. He has taken off and run for -17 yards on 42 tries. He averages 252.5 yds per contest through the air with a 163.8 quarterback rating. During the 8 games in his career, Kaleb Eleby has connected on 136 of 212 attempts for a total of 2,020 yards.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Huskies +17.5
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