Northwestern vs Southern Illinois prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday September 17
Northwest vs Southern Illinois How to Watch
Date: Saturday September 17
Game time: 12:00 ET
Location: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL
How to watch: BTN
Record: Northwest (1-1), Southern Illinois (0-2)
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Northwestern vs Southern Illinois Game Preview
Why Southern Illinois Will Win
Will Northwestern have the same rotation problems after the loss to Duke?
All three draws, including a brutal late one that ended the comeback attempt in a 31-23 loss, were a problem, the inability to run the ball was a bigger problem, and Southern Illinois has to take every opportunity possible.
The Salukis are scoring and they are doing a great job of keeping the clock in check. Against Northwestern, time of possession and tempo are vital. Nevertheless …
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Why Northwestern will win
The Wildcats have to bomb.
SIU’s secondary was bowled over by Incarnate Word and his mighty offense for 451 yards and six touchdowns in a 64-29 loss, and last week SE Missouri State added 332 yards and four more touchdowns in its 34-31 win.
Ryan Hilinski has been very good thus far with 314 passing yards against Nebraska and 435 more against Duke. He will do target practice this week, but…
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What is going to happen
The Wildcats have to work to get the running game back.
He looked great in the end against Nebraska, but floundered and stalled in last week’s loss. Hilinski and the Cats will throw well enough to get the win, it won’t be a blowout, but the offense will work on the ground and hit this week and next, the University of Miami will follow, before dealing with Penn State and Wisconsin. . .
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Northwestern vs Southern Illinois Prediction, Line
Northwest 38, Southern Illinois 20
Line: Northwest -13.5, o/u: 57
ATS Confidence over 5: 1.5
Northwestern vs Southern Illinois Must See Rating (of 5): 2
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