Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Western Michigan Broncos - 11/26/19 CFB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Michigan Broncos at Northern Illinois Huskies
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Huskie Stadium)
WMU -270, WMU -7
The Western Michigan Broncos head to DeKalb, Illinois on Tuesday for a game against the Northern Illinois Huskies in a game between two teams from the MAC-West Division. In the Broncos last game, they defeated Ohio by the score of 37-34 in overtime. Quarterback Jon Wassink was 23 of 34 passing for 322 yards and 3 touchdowns in the game. Western Michigan was led in receiving by Skyy Moore who caught 4 passes for 162 yards and also hauled in one of Wassink’s touchdown passes. Broncos’ running back Levante Bellamy ran 28 times for 72 yards and 1 touchdown.
With the win, the Broncos are now 7-4 and 5-2 in conference play which puts them in a 1st place tie with Central Michigan in the MAC-West. On the year, quarterback Jon Wassink has thrown for 2,719 yards, 19 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. LeVante Bellamy has been the Broncos leading rusher and has ran for 1,284 yards and 21 touchdowns on the season. The lead receiver for Western Michigan is Giovanni Ricci who has caught 45 passes for 611 yards and 8 touchdowns.
The Northern Illinois Huskies welcome the Western Michigan Broncos into town after a loss in their last game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles by the score of 45-17. Northern Illinois quarterback Marcus Childers completed 12 of 26 passes for 99 yards, a touchdown and 3 interceptions. Huskies running back Tre Harbison carried the ball 30 times for 112 yards but failed to score a touchdown. Northern Illinois most productive receiver was Mitchell Brinkman who had 4 receptions for 34 yards on the day. The Northern Illinois defense struggled to contain Eastern Michigan all night as they allowed 428 total yards to the Rockets, including 235 through the air.
With the loss, Northern Illinois is 4-7 on the season with a conference record of 3-4 which places them in 4 way 2nd place tie in the MAC-West Division. Quarterback Ross Bowers is questionable to Tuesday’s game and has thrown for 2,130 yards and 7 touchdowns on the season against 8 interceptions. Tre Harbison has been the Huskies leading rusher and has carried the ball 230 times for 1,021 yards and 8 touchdowns. The lead receiver on the year for Northern Illinois is Cole Tucker who has caught 38 passes for 531 yards and 1 touchdown.
Western Michigan is scoring 36 points per game while allowing 27 points per game. Western Michigan averages 467.2 yards per game while allowing 429.5 yards per game. Northern Illinois has scored 23.4 points per game and has allowed 29.5 points per game. Northern Illinois has allowed an average of 368.5 yards per game while allowing 390 yards per game. Although Western Michigan gives up more yards per game than Northern Illinois, the Broncos give up fewer points per game than the Huskies. Western Michigan also scores almost 13 more points per game than Northern Illinois, therefore, I am going with Western Michigan in this one. Broncos win 28-21 and cover the spread.