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Preview: Toledo @ Northern Illinois

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Wednesday night, the Toledo Rockets will face the Northern Illinois Huskies. The Rockets come into this game with a 7-2 record, while the Huskies are 3-6. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN2 at 8 pm.

The Rockets are 3-1 this season on the road. The Huskies are 2-3 at home this season at Huskie Stadium. This game is being played at Guaranteed Rate Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox, in Chicago.

Northern Illinois has won the past six games in the series. Toledo hasn’t won a game in this series since Oct. 17, 2009 when they won 20-19.

Logan Woodsie (Getty Images)

Logan Woodside (Getty Images)

In the past 10 games in this series, the Huskies have won seven games. Besides the 2009 win, they also have wins on Oct. 27, 2007 (70-21) and Nov. 7, 2006 (17-13).

In the past six games, the Rockets have been outscored 253-182 in this series.

Toledo comes into this game with a one-game win streak. They defeated the Akron Zips last week on ESPN2.

They haven’t lost a game since Oct. 27 to the Ohio Bobcats 31-26.

Northern Illinois comes into the game with a two-game win streak. They defeated the Bowling Green Falcons and the Buffalo Bulls.

They haven’t lost a game since losing to the Central Michigan Chippewas on Oct. 15 when they lost 34-28.

The Rockets are coming into this game averaging 40.3 points per game, while the Huskies are averaging 31.1.

Toledo is averaging 553 yards per game and they’re giving up 384.4. Northern Illinois is averaging 462.9 yards per contest and are giving up 459.1

Logan Woodside leads the Toledo attack with 3,042 passing yards. He also has 34 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Kareem Hunt has 926 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Cody Thompson has 987 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

Anthony Maddie leads the Northern Illinois attack with 1,213 passing yards. He has eight touchdowns and five interceptions.

Joel Bouagnon has 644 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Kenny Golladay has 880 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.


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