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19th-Ranked San Diego State Hosts Northern Illinois

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San Diego State Wary of Dangerous Huskies Team

The fans at Qualcomm Stadium will be treated to a game between the NIU Huskies and the 19th-ranked San Diego State Aztecs when they take their seats on Saturday. The game will be televised by CBS Sports Network and kickoff is set for 10:30 pm EST.

Oddsmakers have the Aztecs as 9-point favorites after opening at 12. The total is at 47.5.

San Diegs State Has One of Top Rushing Offenses in Nation

San Diego State won its last outing, a 28-24 result against the Air Force Falcons on September 23. The Aztecs covered in that game as a -1.5-point favorite, while the 52 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Rashaad Penny’s 53-yard touchdown run was the deciding factor last week. It was his third score of the game. The run helped him earn Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week honors for a fourth consecutive time in 2017. To make it a fifth straight win Penny will have to find new ways to make explosive plays against a stout Northern Illinois defense. Penny is the nation’s No. 2 rusher at 179.0 yards per game.

Huskies Will Depend on Stout Defense

NIU was a 21-17 winner in their most recent outing It was a road upset against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They covered the +10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (38) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Northern Illinois is coming off a bye week. It followed its 21-17 road win against Nebraska on Sept. 16. The Huskies have proven to be adept at not allowing big-yardage plays through three games. They rank No. 8 in runs of 10 or more yards allowed. UNI’s D has given up just nine. They have surrendered just two rushes of 20-plus yards. They have given up none of 30 or more.

Northern Illinois’ first three opponents, Boston College, Eastern Illinois and Nebraska have averaged 2.96, 1.33 and 2.36 yards per carry against the Huskies.

The Huskies have six interceptions through three games. Cornerback Shawun Lurry proved he can be one of the best cover men in the nation. He intercepted nine passes in 2015. But the distribution of takeaways this year is spread among six players.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Northern Illinois 2-1 3-0 26.33 16.67 9.66 2-0 1-0 0-3 0-2 0-1
San Diego State 4-0 3-1 29.00 19.50 9.5 1-1 2-0 1-2-1 0-1-1 1-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
NIU 13.75 18.2 -4.45
SD.ST 13.71 14.72 -1.01
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
NIU 10.91 9.49 1.42
SD.ST 11.88 13.06 -1.18

Yards Per Rush

Name Offense Defense Differential
NIU 4.34 2.24 2.1
SD.ST 4.94 3.54 1.4
Team Records
NIU Huskies
Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 2-1 1-1 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 26.33 16.67 9.66
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Last 3 2-1 1-1 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 26.33 16.67 9.66

San Diego State Aztecs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 29.00 19.50 9.50
vs Conf 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 28.00 24.00 4.00
Last 3 3-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 26.00 20.33 5.67

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 26.33 86 19.50 36
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 128.00 103 161.00 37
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 85.00 106 115.50 44
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 29.00 76 16.67 21
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 212.00 88 299.00 85
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 223.50 35 85.00 27

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Northern Illinois 0-1 0-1 1-0 28.00 155.00 3.97 36.00 50.00 221.00 376.00 2.00
San Diego State 1-0 1-0 1-0 42.00 278.00 6.18 19.00 57.89 126.00 404.00 1.00
Head To Head Detail
Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Sep 17, 2016 SD.ST NIU 42-28 278 126 404 1 155 221 376 2

NCAA Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

NIU Huskies

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 16, 2017 NEBR 21-17 W 10.5/56.5 W/U 85 128 213 85 299 384 -2 A
Sep 9, 2017 E.ILL 38-10 W -14/ 237 269 506 60 127 187 0 H
Sep 1, 2017 BOST.C 20-23 L 3.5/47 W/U 164 203 367 148 191 339 0 H
Nov 25, 2016 KENT 31-21 W -7/46 W/O 215 258 473 188 203 391 1 A
Nov 16, 2016 E.MICH 31-24 W -1/62 W/U 324 161 485 291 184 475 -1 A

San Diego State Aztecs

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 23, 2017 AIRFOR 28-24 W -1.5/48.5 W/O 187 180 367 220 33 253 0 A
Sep 16, 2017 STANFO 20-17 W 8.5/47.5 W/U 171 187 358 174 64 238 -3 H
Sep 9, 2017 ARIZST 30-20 W 3/53 W/U 279 73 352 44 298 342 -1 A
Sep 2, 2017 CALDAV 38-17 W -35/55 L/P 276 237 513 57 258 315 -1 H
Dec 17, 2016 HOUSTO 34-10 W 4.5/51 W/U 127 128 255 25 229 254 -4 A

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Next up:
NIU home to Kent State Saturday, October 7
San Diego State at UNLV Saturday, October 7

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