Northern Illinois vs Kentucky preview

Cats are looking for more full effort

Surprising quiz: Which college football team has the longest non-conference winning streak currently? with win Last week against Youngstown State The Kentucky Wildcats have won 18 convention games in a row. The most recent loss came to Northwestern at the 2017 Music City Bowl, a game most people at the Big Blue Nation wish they could forget. Mark Stubbs The club goes for 19 when it hosts a second team from the Mid-America Conference of the Year Saturday under the lights at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2. Let’s take a look at both teams and give you a prediction with our Northern Illinois vs Kentucky preview.

Reduce errors

When the Cats put the finishing touches to a win over the Penguins for the first time since November 19, 1977, Kentucky won a top-10 club game. That win over Tennessee came 21-17 at the end of the season. The United Kingdom was ineligible for the bowl match due to the audition. Despite being undefeated and ranked eighth in the AP Poll, there are a few things to work on. Currently, Kentucky State ranks 125th out of 131 teams in sacks allowed with 11. Additionally, the team ranks 122nd in the rush yards with an average of 74 per game. It’s hard to believe the success of the Great Blue Wall over the past few years. Furthermore, Youngstown State had 10 loss saves which should never happen when playing FCS.

Part of it can be attributed to the replacement of three starters up front and two starters switching positions. The group looked great in the second half against Florida, they just need more consistency. All-SEC Run Back Chris Rodriguez He returns next week after a four-game suspension. It will definitely help with another annoying area, the red area. So far in 2022, Kentucky has made 16 runs inside the 20-yard opponent’s line. However, the Wildcats have scored only eight touchdowns. The remaining flights resulted in five field targets, one missing field target, and two interceptions.

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As we continue to preview Northern Illinois versus Kentucky, let’s take a look at the visitors.

Scouts are burly

Thomas Hammock The club comes into Saturday’s sports game by scoring 1-2. The Husky won their opening match against Eastern Illinois 34-27 and then lost in Tulsa 38-35. Last week they had a 28-14 lead over Vanderbilt in the third quarter. However, the Commodores ran 24 unanswered to claim a 38-28 victory.

The biggest question heading into Saturday is ‘Who is the midfielder?’ Rocky Lombardi, a transfer from Michigan State, injured his leg in Saturday’s game. During the season he completed 65% of his passes for 530 yards and five touchdowns. In addition, he scrambled to get another result and only had one objection. After Lombardi was injured, a student Ethan Hampton He took the position and did a good job. He completed 12 of 19 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Hammock says they have received better news than expected about Lombardy, although he has not made any commitment about his availability on Saturday.

Ontario Brown He is the leading racer with 203 yards and three touchdowns. Cole Tucker It is the leading receiver with 15 catches for 278 yards and fives. On the other side of the ball Davren Rainer He leads the Husky with 32 interventions, closely following him CJ Brown with 27 and Kyle Boog With 23. In the case of Pew, he has an interesting story.

Series History

Although Kentucky has played with many teams from MAC over the years, this will actually be the first ever meeting between the two schools. All time wild cats 28-5 against the conference With the last loss back in 2004. Ohio University came to Lexington and won 28-16 in the UK team that finished 2-9.

Husky 1-12 all time against the Southeastern Conference. Ironically, the only win was the 19-16 win over Alabama in 2003.

Now that we’ve previewed both teams and given you some history, it’s time to make a prediction in the Northern Illinois vs. Kentucky Preview.

Who will win on Saturday?

We said last week that the Wildcats should win easily and hopefully many reserves get a chance to play. Because of shifts, penalties, and other mistakes, it just didn’t happen that way. Saturday night’s game is the last chance to get things right before returning to team play at the Ole Miss next week.

Although we’re not sure who is under the center of both huskies, look for one who will test the secondary Wildcat. So far they have been up to the challenge as they haven’t given up the touchdown pass in 2022.

Look for this person to stay close for half before the Wildcats’ power and depth take over. The UK runs its non-conference winning streak to 19 with a win.

Kentucky 38-17

Thank you for checking out our preview of Northern Illinois vs. Kentucky here at Last Word On College Football. We’ll come back after the game with a summary and get Latest pot projections. Currently, we have the Wildcats playing in the New Year’s Six Bowl.

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