Bowl Betting: Red Wolves vs. Northern Illinois Huskies

On January 8th, postseason college football comes to Mobile, AL when the Red Wolves face the Huskies at the Bowl. Both teams arrive in the game with rookie head coaches with the Huskies headed by first-year head coach Dave Doeren. Interim head coach David Gunn who’s been the running backs coach all season heads the Red Wolves. Arkansas State has hired Gus Malzahn who will take over after the year ends. The take from the sportsbook is currently Arkansas State (-1 ½) with an over-under established at 63 points.

The Huskies arrive in the game with a 10-3 record and a 7-1 record in the MAC. The Huskies average 38.3 points per game on offense and 31.1 points on defense. They furthermore average 247.6 Rushing Yards per game, which is ninth in the nation. They’ve lost to #7 Wisconsin 49-7 on September 17th in their only game against a rated opponent this year. Dual-threat senior Quarterback Chandler Harnish who has 2,942 Passing Yards and 1,382 Rushing Yards leads the Northern Illinois Huskies offense. Harnish has also 26 passing Touchdowns and 11 rushing Tds with a passer rating of 155.7. Senior RB Jasmin Hopkins enters into play with 932 Rushing Yards and 15 Tds. Check the College Football Odds for Red Wolves vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Game.

The Red Wolves arrive in Mobile with a 10-2 record as well as an 8-0 record in the Sun Belt. They lost to #13 Virginia Tech 26-7 on September 17th in the one game vs a rated challenger they have performed this season. With 33.5 ppg on offense and 19.3 ppg on defense, the Arkansas State Red Wolves have a quality equilibrium. The Arkansas State Red Wolves furthermore have a 2-pronged thread behind center with junior Quarterback Ryan Aplin rushing for 605 yards and 9 rushing Tds. Aplin also has 3,235 Passing Yards, 18 Passing Touchdowns, and a passer rating of 138.5. Senior RB Derek Lawson is regular behind the snap with 459 Rushing Yards and 3 Touchdowns. Senior WR Dwayne Frampton has had an excellent season with 90 receptions and 1,125 receiving yards with 6 touchdowns. Fellow WR junior Josh Jarboe is a practical second option for Aplin with 52 receptions plus 707 receiving yards.

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