Posted on: June 12, 2009 11:51 pm

NIU season preview-Part 2-1st half MAC schedule

The Huskies start their MAC schedule with games against WMU, Toledo, Miami (Oh.), and Akron. 
Week 5-WMU: The Huskies jump-start their in-conference schedule with what looks to be a tough game against the Broncos in Dekalb. last year the broncos took the game by a narrow 29-26 margin. the broncos have 8 returning starters on the offense, but only one on the other side of the ball. the Huskies are more even with 6 and 4 respectively. Result analysis: A hard fought game, I can't really tell who will come out on top, but it will be a good game.
Week 6-Toledo: Toledo lost 9 games last year, including a 37-8 bashing by Northern. The Rockets have a total of 16 returning starters. toledo also welcomes Tim Beckman, Oklahoma State's old DC, as their coach. Result analysis:  Huskies will repeat last years result in a Rocket bashing.
Week 7-Miami (Oh.): with only two wins last year, the RedHawks have an impossible schedule. Facing Cinci, WMU, Northwestern, and Boise State all before NIU. The game was to close for the huskies and almost gave miami a third win at 16-14. Result analysis: hopefully by al larger margin, A Huskies win. 
Week 8-Akron: Akron with 5 wins last season, did not meet with Northern. The last tome they played was in the 2005 MAc championship, Akron won by a heartbreaking 31-30 final score. they have since then declined. with 14 returners that almost handed Mac Champion Buffalo a defeat, Akron should bae an easier task then '05. Result analysis: A Huskies win to be savored.
Posted on: June 11, 2009 11:28 pm
Edited on: June 12, 2009 10:43 pm

NIU football 09-10 preview-Part 1-OOC schedule

The Huskies have Wisconsin, Western Illinois, Idaho, and Purdue in their OOC Schedule this year. lets go through the games individually:
Week 1-Wisconsin: Wisconsin is coming off a 7-6 with a 3-5 record in the Big 10, and the Huskies have to fight them in Wiscy territory. This game should be an indicator of how good our season will be, considering we won 1 OOC game this year. If we do good in this game we will have a good season , if not... we'll have to wait and see. Result analysis: Probably a win for the Badgers, but will probably show good fight.
Week 2-Western Illinois: there is not much you can say about this game. The Leathernecks had an OK season last year finishing at 6-5. Result analysis: Easy Huskies win.
Week 3-Purdue: Coming off a mediocre 4-8 season, purdue has also lost their QB to the Draft. Purdue has an easy season premier against Toledo, but then things get tougher against Oregon and the NIU.  However they have 2 RS senior QBs  and another frosh.  Result analysis: Huskies will probably take this one. 
Week 4-Idaho: With a 2-10 season behind them, the Vandals don't bring much to the table. Last year they got shutout 70-0 by Arizona. Result analysis: Another easy Huskies win; this one should be easier than WIU.
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