The Northern Illinois vs. Toledo live TV and streaming online matchup kicks off Week 10 of the 2015 NCAA college football schedule on Thursday night. The home team Rockets are currently ranked at No. 20 in the nation and among the nation’s remaining unbeaten teams. However, due to their strength of schedule so far, they will need more work to earn a playoff berth. Tonight they host a 5-3 Huskies team that’s lost just once in conference play so far. The 2015 NCAA football live online and televised coverage will arrive through ESPN networks on Thursday.
On Nov. 3, the Vegas Insider website reported that Toledo will be an eight point favorite in tonight’s matchup. While that seems to give them a heavy favorite role, viewers will want to keep in mind that a win is huge for the visiting Huskies as they’re just a game behind the Rockets for the conference lead. Northern Illinois has won all five meetings between these two teams over the past decade, but will tonight’s have a different outcome with the undefeated Rockets hosting?
One shouldn’t ignore the 7-0 Toledo team at home either, as their offense has really picked things up in just the past three games. The Rockets have averaged 50.7 points per game and 583 total yards per game in those last three matchups. Running back Terry Swanson has been big so far with 590 yards this season, but Damion Jones-Moore has also contributed to the ground game with five rushing touchdowns and 387 yards. Kareem Hunt is third in line at the RB position and has also given them 349 yards this season.
The player to watch could be junior quarterback Drew Hare for the visiting Huskies. He’s thrown for 227 yards per game, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions, but has struggled on the road, where he’s only completed 49% of his passes. He had a great game against Toledo just last season with 190 total passing yards, 66 rushing yards and a touchdown scored. Can he lead his squad to the big upset tonight on the road?
Thursday night’s Northern Illinois vs. Toledo matchup is scheduled for an 8 p.m. EST start time. Live television coverage can be viewed around the United States on ESPN. Live streaming online viewing is available for cable and satellite customers through their ESPN3/WatchESPN apps or web browsers. For live audio, Sirius XM Satellite subscribers will want to check out channel 145 starting at 8 p.m. EST.