Wednesday’s Free College Football Picks: Northern Illinois vs Toledo (11/20/13)

Northern Illinois Huskies at Toledo Rockets
Date and Time: Wednesday 11/20/13 at 8:00pm on ESPN 2

Game Line: Northern Illinois -2.5  (from JustBet)
Over/Under: 72.5
Wednesday NCAA Football Analysis: Northern Illinois got a big win against Ball State last week to stay undefeated and their second major hurdle comes on the road in Toledo this Wednesday night.  Senior quarterback Jordan Lynch has been a major reason for the Huskies success the last two seasons winning 24 straight conference games.  Their offense is averaging 45 points per game behind Lynch’s duel threat option offensive attack, sixth in all of college football.  Lynch is one of the most over looked players in the Heisman Trophy race and deserves more respect than he is getting as one of the best quarterbacks in the country.  Toledo’s defense which allows 28 points per game is going to need to step up and make a few stops if their offense is going to keep pace in what should be a shootout.  Toledo’s rushing attack isn’t far behind NIU’s in terms of yards per game, their star running back David Fluellen has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and freshman Kareem Hunt has picked up the slack with 600 yards and 6 touchdowns in their last four games without Fluellen.  The Huskies have won the last two meetings, both high scoring and close games, and this one figures to be much of the same.  Toledo has lost to all three of the good teams they have played this season in Missouri, Florida and Ball State and they’ve beaten all of the low to mid tier MAC schools on their schedule.  Northern Illinois is not just another MAC team and Toledo doesn’t have the offensive fire power to keep up for four quarters.  Toledo’s run heavy offense will try to keep the football away from NIU’s offense but their defense isn’t good enough to get the stops they’re going to need to win this game.
Northern Illinois at Toledo Free NCAA Football Picks: Northern Illinois -2.5 and over 72.5
Georgia Tech at Clemson Game Prediction: 47-35 Northern Illinois
What to expect in this week 13 NCAA Football match up: Toledo will try to run the ball early and often to chew up some clock and keep their defense off the field and it will work early in the game.  Toledo will score a few early touchdowns and keep themselves in the game for much of the first half, but once Northern Illinois gets a lead and forces Toledo to throw the football in the second half they will force a few turnovers and build on their lead.  Northern Illinois increases their chances to play in a BCS bowl game with a big road win on Wednesday night.

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