Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Ball State Cardinals - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (2-3) at Northern Illinois Huskies (2-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Huskie Stadium)
The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ball State Cardinals visit the Northern Illinois Huskies in MAC action on Saturday.
The Ball State Cardinals have lacked scoring punch this season and that cost them in a 24-10 defeat to Toledo. The Cardinals gave up 444 yards but intercepted a pair of passes but 262 yards of offense was the story of this game. Ball State had zero rushing attack with James Gilbert and his eleven carry, 29 yard effort leading the team. The short passing game of Riley Neal did not stretch the field for Ball State with a 23-37 effort resulting in 236 yards and a touchdown throw to Jordan Williams who caught seven passes for 100 yards. Toledo scored all of their points in the second quarter but the BSU could not run or throw the ball downfield.
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The Northern Illinois Huskies were one of the preseason favorites in the MAC but have struggled to scores in losing three straight capped off by a 29-19 loss at Central Michigan in week five. NIU held a 316-275 edge in yards but fumbled six times (lost three) and threw a pick. The Huskies struggled to get the passing attack going with Drew Hare completing 12-28 for 105 yards while running 27 times for 65 yards. Kenny Golladay led Northern Illinois with six receptions for 54 yards while Joel Bouagon was the Huskies best offensive weapon with 104 rushing yards on 26 carries and a pair of touchdowns. The story of the game was Northern Illinois putting the ball on the ground six times.
The Cardinals are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game while going 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Huskies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in October and the over is 4-0 in Huskies last 4 home games while the Huskies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Neither team has been lighting up the scoreboard which says take the points to me…