Through 3 Quarters
The Western Michigan Broncos were expected to win this one, and they are just one quarter away from fulfilling that expectation. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Northern Illinois Huskies as the Broncos lead 35-14.
WMU has been led by WR Skyy Moore, who so far has caught 12 passes for four TDs and 206 yards. One of the most thrilling moments was Moore’s 50-yard TD reception in the second quarter.
NIU has been riding high on the performance of RB Clint Ratkovich, who has rushed for one TD and 97 yards on four carries. That touchdown — a 96-yard rush in the second quarter — was one of the highlights of the game.
Western Michigan @ Northern Illinois
Current Records: Western Michigan 6-5; Northern Illinois 8-3
What to Know
The Western Michigan Broncos and the Northern Illinois Huskies are even-steven against one another since November of 2015 (3-3), but not for long. The Broncos will hit the road for the second straight week as they head to Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday. The defensive coordinators will surely put in extra hours ahead of this matchup since these teams’ offenses combined for 978 yards last week.
WMU had victory within their grasp but couldn’t quite capture it on Tuesday as the team lost 22-21 to the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The losing side was boosted by WR Skyy Moore, who caught 12 passes for one TD and 181 yards. Moore hadn’t helped his team much against the Akron Zips last Tuesday, so this was a nice turnaround for him.
Speaking of close games: it may have taken overtime to finish the job, but the Huskies ultimately got the result they were hoping for on Wednesday with a 33-27 win over the Buffalo Bulls. The score was all…