Western Michigan Broncos vs NIU Huskies Prediction, 11/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs NIU Huskies
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Location: Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (+3)
The Western Michigan Broncos (6-5) are hitting the road to Huskie Stadium on Tuesday where they will meet the NIU Huskies (8-3). NIU opens as 3-point underdogs. The total has been set at 62.
The Western Michigan Broncos come into this game with a record of 6-5 for this season. In their last game, the Broncos stepped onto the field against the Eastern Michigan Eagles and took a loss by a score of 22-21. La'darius Jefferson was the best rusher for the Broncos with 12 totes for 86 yds (7.2 yards per attempt). Kaleb Eleby went 22/29 with 307 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 169.3 and ended the contest with 1 pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Broncos gave up 247 yards on 43 tries, which calculates to 5.7 yds per rush allowed. Western Michigan relinquished 14 pass completions on 24 attempts for 175 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.3%. When the final whistle blew, they had 65 plays which gave them 485 yards. The Western Michigan Broncos ran the ball 36 times and accumulated 178 yds, which came out to an average of 4.9 yds per attempt.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 29.8 points per contest. As a team they're holding an average of 193.3 yards in the run game ranking this team at 37th in Division 1. The Broncos have tallied 4,923 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Western Michigan has compiled 17 touchdowns via the pass and 26 rushing touchdowns. Western Michigan has 271 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 80 penalties for 688 yards. They have surrendered the ball 14 times.
Regarding yards through the air, the Broncos have conceded 2,279 yds which puts them in 45th in college football. They have surrendered 207.2 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 55.7%. For the year, they have relinquished 342.5 yards per outing which ranks them 46th in D-1. They have relinquished 22 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per run and 135.4 rushing yards per contest for the season. For the season, they have conceded 1,489 rushing yards through 11 games. The Broncos are sitting in 101st in D-1 concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 29.3 PPG.
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The Huskies head into this matchup 8-3 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Huskies walked away with a victory by a final of 33-27 against the Buffalo Bulls. Jevyon Ducker carried the ball 21 times for 54 yards, finishing the contest with 2.6 yards per carry for NIU. Rocky Lombardi finished the game with 197 yds on 17/27 passing while his quarterback rating was 124.3. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.3. NIU relinquished 51 attempts on the ground for 222 yards (4.4 yds per rush). The Huskies pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 69.6%, surrendering 162 yds on 16 for 23 passing. The Huskies finished with 505 yards on 74 plays (6.8 yards per play). NIU ran the ball for 6.6 yards per tote, finishing with 308 yards on 47 carries.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Huskies currently sit 47th in the country holding an average of 31.6 PPG. Over the course of the season to this point, the Huskies have thrown for a total of 2,317 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 210.6 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 88th in the nation. The NIU Huskies have an average of 439.0 yards per game, which is good for 37th in D-1. The NIU offense has compiled 549 penalty yds on 61 violations, which is 87th in the nation in terms of hurting your team.
The Huskies are allowing 32.7 points per game, which has them 121st in Division 1. NIU has surrendered a total of 2,312 rushing yards (210.2 yards per game) as well as 29 touchdowns on the ground this season. This year, they have given up 360 total points. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass and 226.2 yards per contest, which has them in 77th in Division 1. The Huskies defense has taken the field for 732 plays, which is 61st in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies +3
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