Kentucky Football First Look: Northern Illinois

Kentucky First look Northern Illinois

Kentucky football meets Northern Illinois on Saturday in Lexington. Here is your first look at Northern Illinois.

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Northern Illinois Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/01 E Illinois W 34-27 Home
09/10 Tulsa L 35-38 Away
09/17 Vanderbilt L 28-38 Home
09/24 Kentucky 7:00 pm Away
10/01 Ball State 12:00 pm Away
10/08 Toledo 3:30 pm Home
10/15 E Michigan 8:00 pm Away
10/22 Ohio 8:00 pm Away
11/02 Central Mich 7:00 pm Home
11/09 W Michigan 7:00 pm Away
11/16 Miami (OH) 12:00 pm Home
11/26 Akron 12:00 pm Home

Key Stats

Stat Kentucky N. Illinois
Scoring Offense 31.5 32.3
Scoring Defense 14.5 34.3
Total Offense 312.5 372.7
Rushing Offense 60.0 154.7
Passing Offense 252.5 218.0
Team Passing Eff. 152.9 158.27
Total Defense 284.5 432.7
Rushing Defense 123.5 148.3
Pass Yards Allowed 161.0 284.3
Team Pass Eff. Def. 88.13 172.6
Turnover Margin 0.5 1.0

Northern Illinois Injuries and Suspensions

[QB] Rocky Lombardi (Knee) – Questionable


Challenges for Kentucky

Northern Illinois had a 14-point lead over Vanderbilt in the second half last weekend but allowed Vandy to score 24 unanswered points to win the game by ten points. The Huskies suffered a devastating loss during that when veteran quarterback Rocky Lombardi left the game with an injury in the second quarter. Backup quarterback Ethan Hampton finished the game completing 12 of 19 passes for 124 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception. This is a game Kentucky should win as long as they show up focused and hungry for another victory.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET ). Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN2 Network.

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