Here are more NCAA betting lines numbers from the 2007 Northern Illinois Huskies. The Huskies were an under machine versus the NCAA football betting line, going under in 9 of their 11 lined games. NCAA betting lines experts were surprised that Northern Illinois fell so far in 2007. The team won only two games and head coach Joe Novak retired.
One of the few positives according to NCAA college football betting lines experts was running back Justin Anderson. He had 1,245 yards and eight touchdowns according to NCAA betting lines stats. There were not many positive results and a lot of disappointments for Northern Illinois. They even lost at home to Southern Illinois, blowing a 17 point fourth quarter lead. Northern Illinois had not lost to the Salukis since the 1979 season according to NCAA football betting line stats.
Surprisingly enough the Salukis head coach, Jerry Kill will take over at Northern Illinois and look to make some strides in 2008. Kill will definitely do better this year than Novak did in his final year because Northern Illinois is not that bad. Injuries really hurt Northern Illinois in 2008 according to NCAA betting lines experts. All 11 starters return on defense according to NCAA betting lines stats so if the offense can produce some points it is expected that the Huskies will improve upon their two wins. NCAA betting lines stats show that Northern Illinois lost five games by six points or less in 2007.
There really is only one way to go and that is up for the Huskies in 2008.
The question on offense will be who throws the ball. None of the players did anything at quarterback last year. Anderson is a good running back though and Britt Davis and Matt Simon are solid receivers. The return game has to be better as they were last in the country in kickoff returns according to NCAA betting lines stats.
The Northern Illinois offense was 95th in the country in total yards last season according to NCAA betting lines stats. They were a very poor 110th overall in points scored according to NCAA betting lines stats. The defense wasn’t much better. They were 98th in yards allowed according to NCAA football betting line stats. They were 88th in points allowed according to NCAA betting lines stats.