The Northern Illinois Huskies (4-4) hit the road for a MAC showdown against the Central Michigan Chippewas (4-4) on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
You should head to ESPNU in order to watch this matchup.
When is Northern Illinois vs. Central Michigan and when does it start?
This matchup between the Huskies and Chippewas is scheduled on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Expect to see the kickoff at 7:00 PM ET.
Where to watch Northern Illinois vs. Central Michigan
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What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPNU.
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Northern Illinois vs. Central Michigan Game Preview
Northern Illinois Stats & Insights
In their last game, the Huskies won 20-13 over the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
Northern Illinois ranks 101st in total offense this season (344.3 yards per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking 19th-best in the FBS with 344.3 yards allowed per game.
While the Huskies rank 25th-worst in the FBS in passing offense with 189.3 passing yards per game, it’s been a different story on the other side of the ball, as they rank sixth-best (164.1 passing yards per game allowed).
On offense, Northern Illinois ranks 70th in the FBS with 155.0 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 72nd in rushing yards allowed per contest (146.5).
The Huskies are putting up 24.3 points per game on offense this season (91st in the FBS), and they are allowing 21.3 points per game (42nd) on defense.
Central Michigan Stats & Insights
The Huskies faced the Eastern Michigan Eagles in their most recent game, winning 20-13.
In terms of total yards, Central Michigan ranks 108th in the FBS (327.0 total yards per game) and 91st defensively (395.1 total yards allowed per game).
The Chippewas have been unproductive on both offense and defense in terms of passing this season, ranking 24th-worst in passing yards (188.4 per game) and 25th-worst in passing yards allowed (251.3 per game).
Central Michigan is accumulating 138.6 rushing yards per game on offense this season (89th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 143.9 rushing yards per contest (67th-ranked) on defense.
From an offensive standpoint, the Chippewas are generating 22.0 points per game (104th-ranked). They rank 101st in the FBS defensively (29.8 points allowed per game).
Northern Illinois Key Players to Watch
Rocky Lombardi has 1,360 passing yards (170.0 ypg) to lead Northern Illinois, completing 58.1% of his passes and throwing six touchdown passes and four interceptions this season.
The team’s top rusher, Antario Brown, has carried the ball 115 times for 674 yards (84.3 per game), with six touchdowns this year.
This season Gavin Williams has racked up 55 carries for 277 yards (34.6 per game) and three touchdowns.
Kacper Rutkiewicz’s 313 receiving yards (52.2 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s registered 20 receptions and two touchdowns.
Grayson Barnes has recorded 255 receiving yards (31.9 yards per game) and two touchdowns, reeling in 14 passes this year.
Trayvon Rudolph’s 25 catches have turned into 212 yards (26.5 ypg) and one touchdown.
Central Michigan Key Players to Watch
Jase Bauer has thrown for 1,221 yards (152.6 ypg) to lead Central Michigan, completing 58.4% of his passes and recording five touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 223 rushing yards (27.9 ypg) on 70 carries with seven rushing touchdowns.
The team’s top rusher, Myles Bailey, has carried the ball 87 times for 360 yards (51.4 per game), with three touchdowns this year.
This season Marion Lukes has piled up 260 yards (32.5 per game) on 72 carries with two touchdowns, while also grabbing 23 passes for 228 yards (28.5 per game).
Jesse Prewitt III’s 379 receiving yards (54.1 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s registered 26 receptions and four touchdowns.
Chris Parker has hauled in 17 passes for 270 yards (38.6 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
Tyson Davis’ 20 catches have netted him 251 yards (35.9 ypg) and two touchdowns.