After surviving a scare from a game UNLV team, the Northern Illinois Huskies welcome the Murray State Racers to Huskie Stadium this afternoon.
After falling behind 17-3 late in the first half, the Northern Illinois offense came alive. Aided by Drew Hare, Joel Bouagnon, and Kenny Golladay, the offense exploded, outscoring the Rebels 35-13 the rest of the way.
Murray State and their fast pace offense had no such struggles, cruising to a 52-12 victory over something called Kentucky Wesleyan. Murray State raced to a 45-0 lead and never looked back.
The Racers will be taking a step up in class this week, but with both teams running a high tempo, hurry up offense, there should be plenty of fireworks in this one.
Quick Game Info
Game location: Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, IL
Time: Saturday, September 12th at 2:30 CST
Online streaming: This game can be seen on the WatchESPN app, available for iOS and Android powered devices. Click here to watch live.
Radio: The game can be heard on 1360 WLBK in DeKalb and 560 WIND in the Chicagoland area.
Players to Watch
Drew Hare (QB, Northern Illinois)- Any lingering questions about Hare's deep ball were quickly put to bed against UNLV. The junior quarterback completed 21 of 26 pass attempts for 360 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Kenny Golladay (WR, Northern Illinois)- The North Dakota transfer proved to be Hare's favorite target from the word go. Golladay hauled in nine passes for 213 yards and was the spark plug for the Huskies' comeback
KD Humphries (QB, Murray State)- The junior quarterback picked up right where he left off last season, throwing for 385 yards and five touchdowns in the Racers' opening game victory.
Jeremy Harness (WR, Murray State)- Much like Humphries, Harness followed an impressive 2014 season (81 catches, 907 yards) with a strong opening day. The senior pass catcher grabbed seven balls for 156 yards and three touchdowns in Murray State's impressive opening victory.