Maine @ Northern Illinois
Current Records: Maine 1-2; Northern Illinois 1-2
What to Know
The Maine Black Bears will head out on the road to face off against the Northern Illinois Huskies at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium. Maine will be strutting in after a win while NIU will be stumbling in from a loss.
Even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, the Black Bears beat the Merrimack Warriors 31-26 last week. The team accrued 22 points in the first half and coasted on those for the victory.
Meanwhile, the day started off rough for NIU last week, and it ended that way, too. They were completely outmatched by the Michigan Wolverines on the road and fell 63-10. NIU was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 35-3. No one had a standout game offensively for NIU, but WR Cole Tucker led the way with one touchdown.
Northern Illinois’ defeat took them down to 1-2 while Maine’s victory pulled them up to 1-2. A win for the Huskies would reverse both their bad luck and Maine’s good luck. We’ll see if NIU manages to pull off that tough task or if the Black Bears keep their momentum going instead.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium — DeKalb, Illinois
- TV: ESPN3.com
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.