International Bowl Betting – Northern Illinois vs. South Florida

International Bowl betting has South Florida favored by a touchdown on Saturday, January 2nd against Northern Illinois.

This college football betting game from Toronto can be seen on ESPN 2. Both teams come into the game at 7-5 but South Florida is the favorite.

International Bowl betting might be tough to figure out for bettors since Northern Illinois has lost two straight bowl games while South Florida has off the field issues. The Huskies lost their final two games of the college football betting season but they are happy to be in a bowl game. "It’s the first time that NIU will be in back-to-back bowl games as an FBS school, which is a huge accomplishment for our seniors and another step forward for our program," Huskies head coach Jerry Kill said, "This is a tremendous opportunity for our program versus a tremendous opponent as we know South Florida is a very good football program. It will be a great challenge for our team." Northern Illinois will look to run the ball in International Bowl betting with Chad Span and Me’co Brown. The Huskies led the MAC in rushing this season and their offense was very potent in conference games.

South Florida comes into International Bowl betting dealing with the controversy surrounding head coach Jim Leavitt and accusations he grabbed and hit sophomore Joel Miller. Leavitt has denied the allegations and the incident seems to be dying done. South Florida started the season great, going 5-0 but they played poorly down the stretch, losing five of their last seven. The Bull had to go with freshman quarterback B.J. Daniels after Matt Grothe was hurt and Daniels did okay, throwing for 1,766 yards with 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

International Bowl betting indicates that Northern Illinois and South Florida have split their two all-time meetings with each team winning at home. Northern Illinois comes into International Bowl betting at 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are also 2-5 vs. the college football betting number in their last 7 games overall.

Five of the last six Northern Illinois non-conference games have gone under in college football betting. The last four out of conference games for South Florida have gone under. That could be the result in International Bowl betting since both teams will look to keep the ball on the ground.

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