Eastern Michigan Eagles vs NIU Huskies Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs NIU Huskies
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (-2)
The NIU Huskies (2-2) will try to defeat the Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-1) at Huskie Stadium on Saturday. Eastern Michigan opens this matchup as 2-point underdogs. The total is set at 62.5.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles come into this game with a record of 3-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the Eagles faced the Texas State Bobcats and took home the win by a score of 59-21. Darius Boone Jr. was the rushing leader for the Eagles with 13 carries for 86 yds (6.6 yds per carry). Ben Bryant connected on 20/33 with 228 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 148.6 and ended the game with no picks. When it came to stopping the run, the Eagles gave up 112 yards on 37 attempts, which is an average of 3.0 yds per run allowed. Eastern Michigan surrendered 16 pass completions on 25 attempts for 187 yards, and a completion rate of 64.0%. Overall, they tallied 79 plays which gave them 499 yds. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ran the rock 44 times and totaled 242 yards, which had them averaging 5.5 yds per carry.
The Eagles currently have 1,508 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of scoring, Eastern Michigan has totaled 5 touchdowns through the air and 14 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 4 times. Eastern Michigan has accrued 89 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 12 penalties for 105 yards. Offensively they maintain an average of 165.8 yards on the ground ranking this team at 62nd in D-1. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Eastern Michigan Eagles have an average of 35.8 PPG.
When talking about passing yards, the Eagles have given up 853 yds which puts them in 74th in Division 1. They have surrendered 213.3 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 60.7%. During this campaign, they are granting 407.0 yards per contest putting them at 98th in the nation. They have relinquished 5 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for 4.8 yards per run and 193.8 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Overall, they have conceded 775 rushing yards through 4 contests. The Eagles rank 88th in D-1 in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 24.5 points per game.
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The Huskies head into this game 2-2 for this season. In their last game, the Huskies went home victorious with a score of 41-14 when they played the Maine Black Bears. Rocky Lombardi (1 TD) walked away from the game with 282 yds on 17/24 passing while his QB rate was 175.0. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 11.8. Harrison Waylee carried the football 23 times for 130 yards, ending the contest with 5.7 yds per attempt for NIU. The Huskies ended up finishing with 574 yds on 69 plays (8.3 yards per play). NIU ended up running for 6.5 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 292 yards on 45 carries. NIU relinquished 30 rushing attempts for 125 yards (4.2 yds per rush). The Huskies secondary gave up a completion rate of 53.8%, surrendering 165 yards on 14 out of 26 passing.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Huskies are 69th in college football holding an average of 29.0 points per outing. For the year thus far, the Huskies have earned 697 yards through the air along with an average of 174.3 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 111th in Division 1. The NIU Huskies average 390.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 73rd in Division 1. The NIU offense has compiled 247 yds of penalties on 29 infractions, which has them sitting 30th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes.
The Huskies are relinquishing 37.0 points per contest, which has them ranked 134th in the country. NIU has allowed a total of 962 rushing yards (240.5 yards per game) as well as 16 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the year. This season, they have given up 148 points in total. They have conceded 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 189.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 52nd in the country. The Huskies defense has been on the field for 267 plays, which ranks 77th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +2
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