Who’s Playing

Northern Illinois @ Kent State

Current Records: Northern Illinois 6-2; Kent State 4-4

What to Know

After two games on the road, the Kent State Golden Flashes are heading back home. The Golden Flashes and the Northern Illinois Huskies will face off in a Mid-American battle at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Dix Stadium. The defensive coordinators will surely put in extra hours ahead of this contest since these teams’ offenses combined for 1,015 yards two weeks ago.

After constant struggles on the road, Kent State has finally found some success away from home. They were able to grind out a solid win over the Ohio Bobcats two weeks ago, winning 34-27. It was another big night for Kent State’s QB Dustin Crum, who passed for one TD and 257 yards on 31 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 93 yards.

Meanwhile, the Central Michigan Chippewas typically have all the answers at home, but two weeks ago NIU proved too difficult a challenge. NIU won a game that couldn’t have been any closer, slipping by CMU 39-38. The Huskies’ success was spearheaded by the efforts of WR Trayvon Rudolph, who caught six passes for two TDs and 160 yards, and QB Rocky Lombardi, who passed for three TDs and 320 yards on 26 attempts. Lombardi’s 75-yard touchdown toss to Rudolph in the third quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the day.

Special teams collected 11 points for NIU. K Kanon Woodill delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.

The Golden Flashes are the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread two weeks ago might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

The wins brought Kent State up to 4-4 and the Huskies to 6-2. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Kent State is stumbling into the matchup with the 240th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 18 on the season. NIU is completely their equal: they are 240th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 18 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

Viewing information

Game Kent State vs. Northern Illinois
Date & Time Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
Dix Stadium — Kent, Ohio, USA
Tickets Tickets as low as $15
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The Golden Flashes are a 3.5-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Golden Flashes as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -108

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Series History

Northern Illinois have won both of the games they’ve played against Kent State in the last seven years.

  • Oct 07, 2017 – Northern Illinois 24 vs. Kent State 3
  • Nov 25, 2016 – Northern Illinois 31 vs. Kent State 21
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