Free College Football Picks Today: Western Michigan Broncos vs Northern Illinois Huskies 11/9/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Western Michigan Broncos vs Northern Illinois Huskies 11/9/22
Wed 9th November 2022

The Northern Illinois University Huskies (2-7, 1-4 MAC), one of the Mid-American Conference’s strongest rushing offenses, head to face the Western Michigan University Broncos (3-6, 2-3 MAC), one of the conference’s weakest ground defenses, at Waldo Stadium on Wednesday.Northern Illinois is coming off a 35-22 loss against Central Michigan at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium last Wednesday.

Nevan Cremascoli threw for 158 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Harrison Waylee ran 20 times for 136 yards. Tristen Tewes caught three passes for 70 yards and a touchdown. Western Michigan lost 13-9 to Bowling Green at Doyt L. Perry Stadium last Wednesday. Treyson Bourguet was 16 of 27 for 191 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Sean Tyler carried 26 times for 93 yards. Corey Crooms scored once. He hauled in eight receptions for 151 yards.


The Broncos won the only game between the teams last season, a 42-21 victory in November. Kaleb Eleby threw five touchdowns for Western Michigan, as Skyy Moore scored four times.


The Huskies are averaging 29.8 points per game for the season, 63rd in FBS, and they are facing a Broncos defense that has surrendered 26.8 PPG (71st). Meanwhile, Western Michigan has scored 19.4 points a game this season, 117th in the country, and Northern Illinois is allowing 33.2 PPG (116th).

The Huskies rank 109th in the nation in passing yards per game (191.3) and 27th in rushing (197.3), while the Broncos are 70th in passing yards allowed per game (231.4) and 48th against the run (133.9).

Western Michigan has been one of the country’s least successful passing teams, averaging 183.0 passing yards per game (116th), while ranking 101st in rushing yards (123.9). The Huskies are allowing 261.3 passing yards (104th) and 134.7 rushing yards per game (52nd).


Through four games, Ethan Hampton has thrown for seven touchdowns (6 INT) and 199.5 yards per game to lead Northern Illinois in passing. In two away games this season, he has three TDs (1 INT) and an average of 195.0 yards passing.

Harrison Waylee leads the team in rushing with an average of 95.9 yards a game over nine games. He has five touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Cole Tucker is the Huskies’ leading receiver with 63.3 yards a game and three TDs.

Jack Salopek has seven passing touchdowns (10 INT) with 205.2 yards per game through six games to lead Western Michigan. In four home games this season, he has thrown for six TDs (9 INT) and an average of 202.0 yards.

Sean Tyler has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 69.1 yards a game through nine games. He has five total touchdowns, four rushing and one receiving. Corey Crooms has been the primary target in the Broncos’ aerial attack. He has five touchdowns and a 68.9 yard per game average through nine appearances.

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