Wednesday Night NCAA Football Open Thread

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on November 20th, 2013 at 8:03 PM

If you can play for all the marbles in the MAC West, then that is what Northern Illinois is doing tonight. The Huskies will be taking on the Rockets in the Glass Bowl in Toledo on ESPN2. 

This will be your evening MACtion thread. Enjoy, friends, as I clean up after another long day of storm restoration. 

Comments

dnak438

November 20th, 2013 at 8:09 PM ^

NIU is only favored by 3? I don't bet on sports but that doesn't make sense to me.

FWIW Sagarin's pure points (predictor) has NIU winning by 1.49 on a neutral field, so with homefield advantage Sagarin would predict Toledo winning by 1.51.

UMxWolverines

November 20th, 2013 at 8:28 PM ^

Illinois hired Toledo's old coach...they should've hired Northern Illinois's old coach. Much better coach. I think Northern Illinois would give Michigan problems. They'd beat Illinois for sure. Looks like this coach is picking up right where Doeren left off. 

Profwoot

November 20th, 2013 at 9:08 PM ^

Also of note: Iowa State bball plays at BYU tonight. BYU looks to be pretty decent this year, and are favored at home. An ISU win would help the ol' SoS.

LSAClassOf2000

November 20th, 2013 at 9:17 PM ^

The Huskies just had a drive that I would describe as "eerily familiar", right down to the 3rd and 11 play just now. In good news, NIU is moving the ball well enough at about 5.7 yards per snap on average. 

LSAClassOf2000

November 20th, 2013 at 10:16 PM ^

I have to wonder if we can note that one play as "Jordan Lynch completes pass to Jordan Lynch for a short gain" even despite the near-interception.

...and it doesn't matter because Jordan Lynch hands the ball to Jordan Lynch for a rushing TD.

ILMichFan70

November 20th, 2013 at 11:46 PM ^

Another trip to Detroit for NIU! Very impressive second half for NIU and Jordan Lynch! What a beast he is especially after his two top WR targets were out. I know where I'll be December 6th :) Go Huskies!!!