NORTHERN ILLINOIS over Kent St by 24
Huskies are starting to bring back memories of Dave Doeren’s teams that went 23-5 in two seasons and faced off with Florida State in a BCS bowl game. This year’s pack of sled dogs proved their worth when they nearly took down nationally ranked San Diego State in California last week (they also beat Nebraska in Lincoln earlier and are just 10 points away from being undefeated). Will the narrow loss to the Aztecs provide a spark for better things to come? Or will a letdown occur with NIU playing down to KSU’s level? Regardless, it’s almost impossible to make a case for a Kent State team that is being outyarded by 248 YPG against FBS foes this season, and whose offense currently ranks No. 128 (2nd worst) in red zone offense. The Flashes have also suffered power outages in this series of late, going 1-7-1 ATS. While that’s more than enough to get us off KSU, it’s not in our DNA to lay over three TDs in any game. Thus, we’ll take a seat on the sidelines here. Pass.