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    Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    I'm guessing yes, since they are in some people's top 25-30 teams in the country.

    Anyone that thinks we can chalk this one up as a win is kidding themselves. NIU might be on par with Utah right now. I put this game in the toss-up category. In fact, NIU is probably better than KU, KSU, and Colorado IMO.



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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    I thought somebody already had an early line out? and I think we were favored by 3.5 or 4.5...
    I don't think it will change all that much leading up to the game.
    And no, we won't be underdogs, especially since the game is at home.

    I think you might be giving them too much credit. Yes, they are good and we can't overlook them. But, just because the got 1 or 2 votes in a pre season poll, doesn't mean ****. What did they do last year, that we didn't? We can't overlook them, but I expect us to beat them.


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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I thought somebody already had an early line out? and I think we were favored by 3.5 or 4.5...
    I don't think it will change all that much leading up to the game.
    And no, we won't be underdogs, especially since the game is at home.

    I think you might be giving them too much credit. Yes, they are good and we can't overlook them. But, just because the got 1 or 2 votes in a pre season poll, doesn't mean ****. What did they do last year, that we didn't? We can't overlook them, but I expect us to beat them.
    I agree.
    People are looking at their win total, but whoever posted that breakdown showing who their wins were against showed a real telling story: They didn't beat anybody during the season. I don't remember their bowl opponent, but it likely wasn't a BCS team.

    We can't overlook them, but we should beat them pretty handily.


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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    I'm guessing yes, since they are in some people's top 25-30 teams in the country.

    Anyone that thinks we can chalk this one up as a win is kidding themselves. NIU might be on par with Utah right now. I put this game in the toss-up category. In fact, NIU is probably better than KU, KSU, and Colorado IMO.
    Whose top 25 and why? Check the combined records of the teams they beat last year.

    NIU is good and we won't take them lightly. They are not on par with Utah. We will beat NIU by +14.


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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I agree.
    People are looking at their win total, but whoever posted that breakdown showing who their wins were against showed a real telling story: They didn't beat anybody during the season. I don't remember their bowl opponent, but it likely wasn't a BCS team.

    We can't overlook them, but we should beat them pretty handily.
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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    Please - This is an absolute must WIN!!!



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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    South Florida
    Was South Florida in the middle of the Jim Leavitt drama? I don't remember the timeline for that, but that could really mess up a team.
    If not, that's an impressive win to me. But we should still beat them.


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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    my prediction:

    ISU: over 400 yards of offense. 40+ minutes of possession. 35+ points.
    NIU: under 300 yards offense. under 20 minutes possession. under 21 points.

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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    They lost to South Florida 27-3 in the International Bowl.


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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    They lost to South Florida 27-3 in the International Bowl.
    So it wasn't an impressive win...........

    I don't have any trouble seeing a 2-3 touchdown win. I'm really not scared of these guys.


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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    So it wasn't an impressive win...........

    I don't have any trouble seeing a 2-3 touchdown win. I'm really not scared of these guys.
    haha nope, it was a bad loss.
    And I agree with the 2-3 touchdown win.


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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    Apparently, they no longer link last year's schedule on their web site.


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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Apparently, they no longer link last year's schedule on their web site.
    Northern Illinois 2009 Schedule - Huskies Home and Away - ESPN


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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    Regardless, neither website has ever been in my kitchen.


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    Re: Will we be underdogs against Northern Illinois?

    And that is not an impressive resume from last year.


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