Northern Illinois vs. Western Michigan Prediction, Game Preview

    Northern Illinois vs. Western Michigan prediction and game preview. The winner is still alive for the MAC title, while the loser is out.

    November 18, 2015



    The winner is alive for the MAC title, while the loser is out. Northern Illinois (7-3) wins the MAC West with wins over Western Michigan and Ohio, but it can lose to Ohio if WMU beats Toledo. Western Michigan (6-4) wins the West with wins over at Northern Illinois and at Toledo. Check out the Northern Illinois vs. Western Michigan prediction and game preview.

    Northern Illinois vs. Western Michigan Game Preview

    Broadcast

    Date: Wednesday, Nov. 18
    Game Time: 8:00 pm
    Venue: Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL

    Network: ESPN2

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    Why Western Michigan Will Win

    It’s time to get the passing game going. Bowling Green has the most dangerous offense in the MAC, but it was held in check on Tuesday night. Western Michigan is now the offense to watch out for with one of the most dangerous and efficient offenses in college football. The team knows how to move the ball with a balance attack that can score from anywhere on the field. NIU has a great offense, but WMU has an elite one – the weapons are stronger, especially with the Huskies starting Ryan Graham under center again.

    Why Northern Illinois Will Win

    The offense moved just fine with Graham under center. Against Buffalo, the freshman threw for 190 yards and two scores and ran for 78 more, while Joel Bouagnon tore off 156 yards and touchdowns for his fifth 100-yard game in the last six. NIU isn’t big on time of possession, but in this case it might be able to go on enough long marches to keep WMU off the field. The biggest key for the Huskies? They don’t miss on opportunities to score.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    Get ready for a fun back-and-forth shootout. Western Michigan will bomb away early with Zach Terrell throwing for well over 300 yards, but the Huskies will grind it out against the suspect Bronco run D. NIU will move the chains and control the game just enough to get the enormous win.

    Northern Illinois vs. Western Michigan Prediction

    Final Score: Northern Illinois 48, Western Michigan 41, Line: Northern Illinois -3, o/u: 61

    Must See Rating: 5: The Night Before – 1: Donny! … 4

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