Preview & Picks: Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois 11/14/2023

Preview & Picks: Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois 11/14/2023

November 15, 2023


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The Northern Illinois Huskies and Western Michigan Broncos will play NCAA football on Tuesday evening at Huskie Stadium.


After falling to Ball State 20-17 in their most recent game, the Northern Illinois Huskies remain 4-6 (3-3) this season. Despite leading 17–10 in the final quarter, Northern Illinois lost the game by allowing 10 points in the last 3:44. Ball State was exceeded by the Huskies 315–301 overall, and they committed 3 turnovers during the contest. Additionally, NIU had a 37-3 loss to Central Michigan the week before. In addition to averaging 161.6 yards from rushing and 195.3 yards of passing per match, Northern Illinois’ attack is scoring 24.2 points per contest and converting 38% of third downs. For the Huskies this year, Rocky Lombardi has completed passes for 1,799 yards, 9 touchdowns, as well as 5 interceptions. Trayvon Rudolph recorded 39 catches for 439 yards with a pair of touchdowns, while Antario Brown has run for 916 yards and 7 touchdowns. On the year, the NIU defense is giving up 22.7 points per contest.



After defeating Central Michigan 38-28 in their most recent game, the Western Michigan Broncos stand 4-6 (3-3) this season. After trailing 28-21 in the third quarter, Western Michigan pulled ahead in the final period to secure the victory. They had led 21-7 during the half. In the contest, the Broncos surpassed CMU 484–418 and caused two turnovers. In the matchup prior to Central, Western Michigan also triumphed over Eastern Michigan, winning 45-21. With 168.7 running yards and 222.9 yards of passing per match, along with a 36% third-down conversion rate, the WMU offense is averaging 27.4 points per contest. For the Broncos this year, Hayden Wolff has passed for 1,200 yards, 8 touchdowns, and a trio of interceptions. Kenneth Womack has grabbed 66 receptions for 623 yards along with a touchdown, while Jalen Buckley has run for 892 yards and 9 scores. This season, the defense of Western Michigan is allowing 32.3 points per match against.


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Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois Game Information


  • Date: 11/09/2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Location: Target Field.
  • How to Watch Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois: ESPN
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