Northern Illinois @ Buffalo
Current Records: Northern Illinois 7-3; Buffalo 4-6
What to Know
Get ready for a Mid-American battle as the Buffalo Bulls and the Northern Illinois Huskies will face off at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday at UB Stadium. Buffalo is out to stop a three-game streak of losses at home.
The Bulls have to be hurting after a devastating 45-18 defeat at the hands of the Miami (OH) RedHawks on Tuesday. Buffalo was down 38-10 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Their loss shouldn’t obscure the performances of WR Quian Williams, who caught nine passes for one TD and 104 yards, and RB Dylan McDuffie, who punched in one rushing touchdown.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 17-17 at the half for NIU and the Ball State Cardinals on Wednesday, but NIU stepped up in the second half for a 30-29 win. It was another big night for NIU’s RB Jay Ducker, who rushed for one TD and 155 yards on 24 carries.
Special teams collected 12 points for the Huskies. K John Richardson delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
The Bulls are now 4-6 while NIU sits at 7-3. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Buffalo is stumbling into the game with the 228th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 22 on the season. The Huskies have experienced some rushing struggles of their own as they are 243rd worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 27 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: UB Stadium — Buffalo, New York
- TV: ESPN2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
Northern Illinois have won four out of their last five games against Buffalo.
- Nov 04, 2020 – Buffalo 49 vs. Northern Illinois 30
- Nov 30, 2018 – Northern Illinois 30 vs. Buffalo 29
- Oct 14, 2017 – Northern Illinois 14 vs. Buffalo 13
- Oct 22, 2016 – Northern Illinois 44 vs. Buffalo 7
- Nov 11, 2015 – Northern Illinois 41 vs. Buffalo 30