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The Western Michigan Broncos (3-6) will host the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-7) on Wednesday at 7:00 PM ET.
The Huskies are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+1), against the Broncos (with an over/under of 52 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for Western Michigan vs. Northern Illinois
- Game Day: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPNU
- Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Stadium: Waldo Stadium
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Western Michigan Betting Insights
- So far this year, Northern Illinois has put together a 3-6-0 record against the spread.
- Northern Illinois is a 3-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this year.
- Northern Illinois games have gone over the point total in seven out of nine opportunities (77.8%).
Western Michigan Stats & Insights
- Western Michigan ranks 11th-worst in total offense (306.9 yards per game), but has been slightly better on defense, ranking 59th with 365.3 yards allowed per game.
- Western Michigan has been a bottom-25 scoring offense this season, ranking 15th-worst with 19.4 points per contest. The defensive unit ranks 72nd in the FBS (26.8 points allowed per game).
- Western Michigan ranks 18th-worst in passing offense (183.0 passing yards per game), but thas been a little better on defense, ranking 68th with 230.3 passing yards allowed per contest.
- Western Michigan is totaling 123.9 rushing yards per game on offense this season (101st in the FBS), and is allowing 135.0 rushing yards per game (53rd) on the other side of the ball.
- Western Michigan has the 98th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (36.0% percentage), and has been better on defense, ranking 20th-best with a 31.6% third-down percentage allowed.
- With 16 forced turnovers (25th in the FBS) against 18 turnovers committed (117th in the FBS), Western Michigan’s -2-2 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.
Western Michigan’s Best Players
- Jack Salopek has thrown for 1,231 yards (136.8 ypg) to lead Western Michigan, completing 50.8% of his passes and tossing seven touchdown passes compared to 10 interceptions this season.
- Sean Tyler has racked up 622 yards on 147 carries while finding paydirt four times as a runner.
- La’Darius Jefferson has piled up 235 yards on 56 attempts, scoring five times.
- Corey Crooms’ leads his squad with 620 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 43 catches (out of 82 targets) and scored five touchdowns.
- Jehlani Galloway has hauled in 28 receptions totaling 344 yards so far this campaign.
- Anthony Sambucci has compiled 17 catches for 239 yards, an average of 26.6 yards per game..
- Corvin Moment has 6.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 7.0 TFL and 47 tackles.
- Zaire Barnes is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 51 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack.
- Delano Ware has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 32 tackles and two passes defended to his name.
Northern Illinois Betting Insights
- Northern Illinois has a 3-6-0 record against the spread this season.
- Northern Illinois is 3-1 against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this year.
- Northern Illinois games have hit the over in seven out of nine opportunities (77.8%).
Northern Illinois Stats & Insights
- From an offensive standpoint, Northern Illinois is accumulating 388.7 total yards per game (71st-ranked). It ranks 84th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (396.0 total yards allowed per game).
- Northern Illinois’ defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, conceding 33.2 points per game, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 62nd with 29.8 points per contest.
- Northern Illinois ranks 23rd-worst in passing yards per game (191.3), but it has been better defensively, ranking 105th in the FBS with 261.3 passing yards surrendered per contest.
- Northern Illinois’ run offense has been excelling, racking up 197.3 rushing yards per game (25th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 52nd by surrendering 134.7 rushing yards per game.
- Northern Illinois has been struggling on third down, ranking sixth-worst with a 48.0% third-down conversion percentage allowed per game. It has been better offensively, regstering a 44.3% third-down rate (36th-ranked).
- With 14 forced turnovers (40th in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (30th in the FBS) this season, Northern Illinois ranks 38th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +4.
Northern Illinois’ Best Players
- Ethan Hampton has compiled 798 yards on 59% passing while collecting seven touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
- Harrison Waylee is his team’s leading rusher with 151 carries for 863 yards, or 95.9 per game. He’s found paydirt five times on the ground, as well.
- Antario Brown has racked up 592 yards (on 105 carries) with six touchdowns.
- Cole Tucker has registered 40 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 570 (63.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 65 times and has three touchdowns.
- Kacper Rutkiewicz has put up a 325-yard season so far with five touchdowns. He’s caught 20 passes on 31 targets.
- Shemar Thornton’s 22 grabs (on 35 targets) have netted him 236 yards (26.2 ypg).
- Michael Kennedy leads the team with 5.0 sacks, and also has 4.0 TFL and 17 tackles.
- C.J. Brown, Northern Illinois’ tackle leader, has 50 tackles and one interception this year.
- Eric Rogers has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with nine tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.