NO ILLI­NOIS over Western Michi­gan by 6

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While the Bron­cos haven’t been able to build on last sea­son’s 13-1 record un­der 1st-year head coach Tim Lester, they still con­trol their destiny in the MAC West as they close out the sea­son with the di­vi­sion lead­ers, NIU and Toledo. Granted, it will be tough with both of those games tak­ing place on the road but maybe it’s in the cards as the Bron­cos are just 2-2 in con­fer­ence play in Kala­ma­zoo this sea­son, but a well-earned 2-0 on the MAC high­way with both wins com­ing in ex­tra ses­sions – a 71-68 seven over­time win in Buf­falo and 20-17 over­time vic­tory in Yp­si­lanti. And though we’re hes­i­tant to call for the out­right up­set with the Huskies 15-3 SU in DeKalb against con­fer­ence foes un­der head coach Rod Carey and the na­tion’s leader in Tack­les For A Loss this sea­son, we’re more than happy to grab the dou­bles with a Western team that is 12-3 ATS as road dogs in their last 15, in­clud­ing

in MAC play and 5-0 ATS when play­ing off a SU win. Cou­ple that with North­ern’s sour mark in LHG’s since 2011 and you can see why there could be dou­ble (digit) trouble for Carey and com­pany tonight in Huskie Sta­dium. Take it or leave it. Thurs­day, Novem­ber 16

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