Danny Wild-US PRESSWIRE
The popular pick remains Northern Illinois over Kent State. But with the Huskies favored by a touchdown in Detroit, how many experts are taking the Golden Flashes? And who do I have winning? You're wondering what I'm thinking, most likely.
Dan Rubenstein, SB Nation: Kent State 45, NIU 38
Bill Connelly, Football Study Hall (F/+ picks): Kent State
Bruce Feldman, CBS Sports: Northern Illinois 31, Kent State 21
Everyone else at CBS Sports: Mostly Northern Illinois, but Dennis Dodd picked Kent State
Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports: Kent State
Graham Watson, Yahoo! Sports: Northern Illinois
Robert Smith, ESPN: Northern Illinois
CollegeFootballNews: Northern Illinois 38, Kent State 30
Steve Greenberg, Sporting News: Northern Illinois 34, Kent State 24
Matt Hayes, Sporting News: Northern Illinois 40, Kent State 21
Me: Northern Illinois 31, Kent State 30. I honestly have no idea, and somebody has to win. It's simply a guess, and I'll go with the team that's just been playing lights out all season after the Iowa loss. Now that I think of it ... didn't 2003 Miami also begin with a loss to Iowa then won their next 13 games, including a ranked opponent in the MAC Championship Game? It's all starting to add up.