The MAC conference championship will feature the Northern Illinois Huskies facing the Kent St Golden Flashes in an NCAA college football game on Friday night. Kick off time from a neutral site at Ford Field in Detroit Michigan is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN2.
The point spread opened up in this MAC conference championship game from college football with the Northern Illinois Huskies favored by –5 points with an over under line of 60 points. Early money has shown on the side of the underdog as Northern Illinois is now favored by -4 ½ points. The over under has not moved off of 60 points.
Kent St and Northern Illinois last met in the 2011 season and it was Northern Illinois with the 40-10 home win against the Golden Flashes as a -14 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 53 ½ points. CFB Trend: Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-0 ATS in their past five head to head meetings with the Kent St Golden Flashes. 7-1 ATS in their past eight games.
The Golden Flashes is riding a ten game win streak. Kent St has a notable road win at Rutgers by 12 points. They improve to 11-1 on the year following a 28-6 home win last week against the Ohio Bobcats as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The game went under the total of 59 points. Kent St blew open the game early by taking a 21-0 lead during the first quarter. Their offense put up 377 yards with 207 coming from their ground attack for 5 ½ yards per rush. Each team committed two turnovers each. Spencer Keith connected on 9 of 20 throws for 170 yards with a touchdown and pick. Keith a senior QB has 11 touchdowns and 11 picks on the year. Kent St allowed Ohio to amass just 339 offensive yards with 107 on the ground for 2 yards per run attempt. The Golden Flashes is a running team rushing for 241 yards a game good for 11th in college football. At issue for the team is their pass defense as they rank 116th in all of college football allowing 281 yards passing a game.
Northern Illinois has won 11 straight games. They improved to 11-1 on the year after a 49-7 road win at Eastern Michigan last week as a -20 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 60 points. The Huskies opened up a 28-7 lead at the half in the rout. They generated 415 yards offensively with 242 from their ground attack for over 6 yards per rush. Jordan Lynch completed 16 of 25 passes for 168 yards with a touchdown. Lynch is a junior quarterback who has thrown for 23 touchdowns and 4 pick in 2012. The Huskies allowed the Eastern Michigan offense to produce just 227 yards with 94 from their ground game for 2 ½ yards per rush. This Huskies team like most good Northern Illinois schools throughout the years is well balanced as they average 237 yards passing and 245 yards rushing per game.