Vanderbilt football meets Northern Illinois on Saturday in DeKalb, IL. Here is your first look at Northern Illinois.
By 14Powers SEC Football
Northern Illinois Season So Far
Northern Illinois is 1-1 on the season. They opened with a close win over FCS Eastern Illinois. Most recently they fell at Tulsa in a 38-35 shootout.
|09/01||E Illinois||W 34-27||Home|
|10/01||Ball State||12:00 pm||Away|
|10/15||E Michigan||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|
|Stat (per game)||Vanderbilt||Northern Illinois|
|Total YDS Allowed||434.7||435.0|
|Pass YDS Allowed||350.5||299.0|
|Rush YDS Allowed||137.0||136.0|
Northern Illinois Injuries and Suspensions
[WR] 08/13/2022 – Trayvon Rudolph is out for season (Undisclosed)
Challenges for Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday in a 45-25 home loss to Wake Forest. The Commodore’s challenge is to put the loss behind them and correct the things that hurt them against Wake in practice. Huskies quarterback Rocky Lombardi appears to be a solid player. In two games he’s completed 32 of 53 (60.4%) passes for 451 yards and four touchdowns.
According to the ranking and rating services, Vandy and NIU are about equal. Vanderbilt can’t afford to take the Huskies lightly.
Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the CBSSN Network.