Everything you need to know about the Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo online live stream and TV broadcast, as well as game notes and prediction.
The Northern Illinois Huskies will travel to Buffalo to take on the Bulls for some Wednesday night MACtion.
The Huskies (6-3, 4-1 MAC) are riding a four game winning streak in conference play and are fresh off a 32-27 stunning win over Toledo on the road. Ryan Graham stepped in for the injured Drew Hare and led Northern Illinois on two fourth quarter touchdown drives to rally past the Rockets to earn their sixth consecutive victory over Toledo. The victory at Toledo marked the Huskies first win over a top 25 team since Nov. 30, 2012 when NIU won the MAC championship game with a 44-37 double-overtime victory over No. 18 Kent State. Receivers Kenny Golladay and Tommylee Lewis put forth a big effort for the Huskies combining for 13 receptions for 253 yards and two touchdowns. The two became the first Huskie duo, and third in school history, to post 100-yard receiving performances in the same game.
Weeknight MACtion games have become the norm for Northern Illinois. The Huskies have played 16 Tuesday or Wednesday night games in November since 2010, tied for the most among all MAC teams.
The Bulls (5-4, 3-2 MAC) are also hot, winning three straight games (all against the MAC) after losing their first two. Last time out, Buffalo squeezed out an 18-17 win over Kent State. The Bulls faced a 17-6 deficit, until Joe Licata led Buffalo on two fourth quarter touchdown drives — a 29-yard pass to Ron Willoughby and an 8-yard pass to Matt Weiser — to put them in the lead. Licata finished hitting on 25-of-39 pass attempts for 190 yards in addition to the two touchdowns. The Bulls erased their first 11-point deficit to win for the first time since a 40-34 win at Bowling Green in 2008.
Northern Illinois and Buffalo will matchup for the first time since 2012 Wednesday and the 10th time all-time. The Huskies have an 8-1 lead in the series and have won eight straight.
Below is everything you need to know about the game, including the Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo online live stream, TV broadcast information, game notes and prediction.
Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo Online Live Stream, Game Broadcast Information
- Venue: UB Stadium
- Date: Wednesday, November 11
- Kickoff Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
- National TV: ESPNU
- Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo Online Live Stream: Watch ESPN, Buffalo Radio
Buffalo just doesn’t have the pop. The defense will keep this from getting crazy, especially at home, but NIU will rely on the ground game and a decent all-around performance from Graham to get by and focus on the upcoming showdown with Western Michigan.
For the final score prediction visit Pete Fiutak’s Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo game preview.
- The NIU football team extended its November winning streak to 20 with the victory over Toledo. The last Huskie loss in the month of November was a 45-31 loss at Central Michigan Nov. 27, 2009.
- The Bulls lead the nation with six defensive touchdowns on the season.
- NIU Head Coach Rod Carey is now sixth on the school’s all-time wins chart with 29 after surpassing his mentor and college coach, Bill Mallory, among others, earlier this season. Carey is 19-2 versus the MAC in regular season games.