The Northern Illinois Huskies are coming off a thrilling victory over the #24 ranked Toledo Rockets. That's the good news. The bad news is starting quarterback Drew Hare is out for the season with a ruptured achilles. Red-shirt freshman quarterback Ryan Graham gets his first start for the Huskies in his place. Graham took over for the injured Hare with just over seven minutes left in the second quarter leading them to the victory. He threw for 132 yards and one touchdown in the winning relief effort.
The Buffalo Bulls are coming off their own exciting win as quarterback Joe Licata threw two fourth quarter touchdowns to overtake Kent State late 18-17.
Quick Game Info
Game Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
Location: University at Buffalo Stadium
Radio: (NIU) AM 560 & 1360. FM 98.9.
Players to watch:
Kenny Golladay (WR, NIU) - Golladay is fifth in the MAC in receiving yards. He and Graham made a few big plays in the second half of last weeks game at Toledo. Graham will need Golladay to be his go-to guy to help make his first start a successful one.
Matt Weiser (TE, Buff) - Weiser leads the Bulls in receptions at 45 and is coming off his game winning touchdown catch in the final 90 seconds in beating Kent State.