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    Antario Brown will lead the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-4) into their game versus the Ohio Bobcats (5-1) at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium, on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET.

    The Bobcats are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-5.5), versus the Huskies. The over/under for this matchup is 44.5 points.

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    Game Info for Ohio vs. Northern Illinois

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: DeKalb, Illinois
    • Stadium: Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
    Ohio vs Northern Illinois Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Ohio -5.5 -110 -110 44.5 -110 -110 -221 +180

    Ohio Pick Insights

    • Ohio has posted a 4-1-0 record against the spread this season.
    • When it has played as at least 5.5-point favorites this season, Ohio is 2-0 against the spread.
    • In Ohio’s five games with a set total, one has hit the over (20%).

    Ohio Stats & Insights

    • On defense, Ohio has been a top-25 unit, ranking fourth-best by surrendering just 234.2 yards per game. The offense ranks 102nd (346.3 yards per game).
    • Ohio ranks 94th in points scored this season (24.5 points per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking fifth-best in the FBS with 11.8 points allowed per game.
    • Ohio has the 100th-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (203.5 passing yards per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-best with only 162 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Ohio ranks 84th in rushing yards this season (142.8 rushing yards per game), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking seventh-best in the FBS with 72.2 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Defensively, Ohio has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking sixth-best by allowing a 27% third-down conversion rate. The team’s offense ranks 28th (46.5% third-down percentage).
    • With 12 forced turnovers (11th in the FBS) against nine turnovers committed (80th in the FBS), Ohio (+3) owns the 28th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Ohio’s Best Players

    • Kurtis Rourke has compiled 909 yards (151.5 ypg) on 76-of-119 passing with eight touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 133 rushing yards (22.2 ypg) on 27 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Sieh Bangura, has carried the ball 83 times for 328 yards (54.7 per game), scoring two times.
    • O’Shaan Allison has racked up 239 yards on 78 attempts, scoring one time.
    • Sam Wiglusz’s 248 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 41 times and has registered 25 receptions and two touchdowns.
    • Miles Cross has reeled in 17 passes while averaging 41 yards per game and scoring four touchdowns.
    • Ty Walton’s 17 receptions have turned into 175 yards and one touchdown.
    • Rayyan Buell has racked up 3.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording six TFL and 14 tackles.
    • Bryce Houston is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s totaled 52 tackles, four TFL, 1.5 sacks, and two interceptions.
    • Austin Brawley has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 25 tackles and two passes defended.

    Northern Illinois Betting Insights

    • So far this year, Northern Illinois has compiled a 3-3-0 record against the spread.
    • Northern Illinois is a 2-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this season.
    • Four of Northern Illinois’ six games with a set total have hit the over (66.7%).

    Northern Illinois Pick Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Northern Illinois is accumulating 359.5 total yards per game (91st-ranked). It ranks 34th in the FBS defensively (331.8 total yards given up per game).
    • In terms of points scored Northern Illinois ranks 92nd in the FBS (25.2 points per game), and it is 62nd defensively (24 points allowed per game).
    • Northern Illinois’ pass defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 13th-best in the FBS with 167.2 passing yards surrendered per game. In terms of offense, it is putting up 194.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 105th.
    • From an offensive angle, Northern Illinois is accumulating 164.7 rushing yards per game (57th-ranked). It ranks 102nd in the FBS on defense (164.7 rushing yards given up per game).
    • Northern Illinois’ third-down defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 18th-best in the FBS with a 31.3% third-down conversion percentage allowed. In terms of offense, it is generating a 39.5% third-down rate, which ranks 73rd.
    • After forcing seven turnovers (81st in the FBS) and turning the ball over nine times (80th in the FBS) this season, Northern Illinois sports the 91st-ranked turnover margin of -2.

    Northern Illinois’ Best Players

    • Rocky Lombardi leads Northern Illinois with 1,015 yards on 82-of-147 passing with five touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
    • Brown has rushed for 614 yards on 93 carries so far this year while scoring five times on the ground.
    • Gavin Williams has run for 142 yards across 38 attempts, scoring two touchdowns.
    • Kacper Rutkiewicz has registered 20 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 313 (52.2 yards per game). He’s been targeted 38 times and has two touchdowns.
    • Grayson Barnes has recorded 145 receiving yards (24.2 yards per game) and one touchdown on nine receptions.
    • Trayvon Rudolph has racked up 138 reciving yards (23 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • George Gumbs has 3.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has three TFL and 17 tackles.
    • Jaden Dolphin, Northern Illinois’ top tackler, has 26 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Nate Valcarel has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 10 tackles and two passes defended.

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