Northern Illinois Huskies (5-3) at Toledo Rockets (7-0)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 3, 2015, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Toledo Rockets -7 -- Over/Under:
The MAC West Toledo Rockets host the Northern Illinois Huskies in week ten action.
The Northern Illinois Huskies are just a game behind MAC West leaders Toledo and Western Michigan. The Huskies will be shooting for their third straight victory after going on the road and whacking Miami (Ohio) 45-12. Both teams turned the ball over twice but the Huskies won the yardage battle 516-309 with contributions from both the run and pass. Quarterback Drew Hare paced NIU in the air with 203 yards and a touchdown on 17-26 with Kenny Golladay logging six receptions for 71 yards and a TD. Joel Bouagnon paced the Huskies rushing attack with 134 yards on 14 carries with three trips to end zone with Marcus Jones totaling 77 yards on two totes with a TD.
The Toledo Rockets have generally been dependable on both sides of the line of scrimmage but needed their offense to come up big in a 51-35 win at Massachusetts to improve to 7-0. A 41 point second half did the trick as the Rockets racked up a 620-388 edge in yardage despite three turnovers. Quarterback Phillip Ely threw for 355 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions on 26-47 with the trio of Cody Thompson, Alonzo Russell and Corey Jones giving the Rockets a combined 300 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Toledo had a strong running game going with Terry Swanson logging 118 yards on 21 carries and a score with Kareem Hunt adding 90 yards on 20 touches.
The under is 5-0 in Huskies last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and is 6-0 in Huskies last 6 games in November while the Huskies are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Rockets are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game and are 6-0-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win while going 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. The road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the underdog is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings. Boy it’s scary laying this chalk…