College Football Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Scoreboard: Week 6

College football predictions, schedule, game previews and TV listings for Week 6

College football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, scoreboard, and TV listings for Week 6 of the season.


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Week 6 Schedules, Game Previews, Predictions
ACC | AAC | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA
IND | MAC | M-West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt
CFN Expert Picks: Week 6 
Click on each game for the preview and prediction

ACC College Football Schedule, Predictions, Lines: Week 6

Results So Far
Straight Up 42-12, ATS 27-25-2, o/u 38-15-1 

Saturday, October 9

Louisville vs Virginia
11:00, ACC Network
Prediction: COMING
Line: Louisville -3.5, o/u: 51
Final Score: COMING

Virginia Tech at Pitt
3:30, ACC Network
Prediction: COMING
Line: Pitt -14.5, o/u: 44
Final Score: COMING

Duke at Georgia Tech
4:00, ESPN3
Prediction: COMING
Line: Duke -3, o/u: 53.5
Final Score: COMING

North Carolina at Miami
4:00, ESPN3
Prediction: COMING
Line: Miami -4, o/u: 66
Final Score: COMING

Clemson at Boston College
7:30, ABC
Prediction: COMING
Line: Clemson -20.5, o/u: 50
Final Score: COMING

Army at Wake Forest
7:30, ESPN3
Prediction: COMING
Line: Wake Forest -17, o/u: 67.5
Final Score: COMING

Florida State at NC State
8:00, ACC Network
Prediction: COMING
Line: NC State -3.5, o/u: 52
Final Score: COMING

Week 5 Schedules, Game Previews, Predictions
ACC | AAC | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA
IND | MAC | M-West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt
CFN Expert Picks: Week 5 

NEXT: American Athletic Conference College Football Schedule, Predictions, Lines: Week 6

College Football Rankings By Conference: How Good Teams Are In Each League, Week 5

College football rankings by conference after Week 5. How good are the teams in each league?d

Where do all the college football teams rank in each conference? After Week 5, here’s how they all stack up


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CFN College Football Rankings By Conference: Week 5

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CFN 2022 Rankings: By Conference
ACC | American Athletic | Big 12 | Big Ten | C-USA
Independent | MAC | Mountain West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt

CFN Week 5 Rankings 1-131

ACC College Football Rankings By Conference After Week 5

1 Clemson (5-0)

2 Wake Forest (4-1)

3 Florida State (4-1)

4 NC State (4-1)

5 Syracuse (5-0)

6 North Carolina (4-1)

7 Duke (4-1)

8 Georgia Tech (2-3)

9 Pitt (2-2)

10 Louisville (2-3)

11 Miami (2-2)

12 Virginia (2-3)

13 Boston College (2-3)

14 Virginia Tech (2-2)

CFN 2022 Rankings: By Conference
ACC | American Athletic | Big 12 | Big Ten | C-USA
Independent | MAC | Mountain West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt

CFN Week 5 Rankings 1-131

NEXT: College Football Rankings By Conference After Week 5: American Athletic Conference

College Football Rankings: 1 To 131 After Week 5

College football rankings from CollegeFootballNews.com from 1 to 131 after Week 5

College Football News 2022 college football rankings after Week 5 for all 131 teams with results and who’s up next week.


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This might have been another fun/crazy/unpredictable/silly weekend of college football, but for the purposes of the rankings it’s not as bad as after Week 4.

As always, we try to respect the results and put the puzzle together more than dealing with any sort of eye-test, and there are some changes.

Nebraska is a wee bit different now after getting a week off and time to settle in after the coaching changes.

Fresno State losing to UConn is a disaster, but for now the punishment won’t be too harsh with QB Jake Haener out.

Arizona State? It wasn’t bad against USC, but it’s not fair to Eastern Michigan – who has been a dud since the win in Tempe – to give the Sun Devils any credit considering they have yet to win a game over an FBS program.

There are some inconsistencies across the board – Southern Miss and Tulane are a wreck to figure out – but in almost all cases these are as close to fair as possible.

This will change wildly as the season goes on. Nothing is set in stone.

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CFN 2022 Rankings: After Week 5
76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 5 Scoreboard, how the predictions went
Team Rankings By Conference

CFN College Football Rankings: After Week 5

131 Hawaii (1-4)

Last Week Ranking: 130
Week 5: OPEN DATE
Week 6: at San Diego State

130 New Mexico State (1-5)

Last Week Ranking: 125
Week 5: FIU 21, New Mexico State 7
Week 6: OPEN DATE

129 FIU (2-2)

Last Week Ranking: 131
Week 5: FIU 21, New Mexico State 17
Week 6: UConn

128 Colorado State (0-4)

Last Week Ranking: 128
Week 5: OPEN DATE
Week 6: at Nevada

127 Akron (1-3)

Last Week Ranking: 127
Week 5: Bowling Green 31, Akron 28
Week 6: at Ohio

126 UMass (1-4)

Last Week Ranking: 126
Week 5: Eastern Michigan 20, UMass 13
Week 6: Liberty

125 Army (1-3)

Last Week Ranking: 77
Week 5: Georgia State 31, Army 14
Week 6: at Wake Forest

124 Georgia State (1-4)

Last Week Ranking: 123
Week 5: Georgia State 31, Army 14
Week 6: Georgia Southern

123 Charlotte (1-5)

Last Week Ranking: 124
Week 5: UTEP 41, Charlotte 35
Week 6: OPEN DATE

122 UConn (2-4)

Last Week Ranking: 129
Week 5: Fresno StateUConn 19, Fresno State 14
Week 6: at FIU

121 Temple (2-3)

Last Week Ranking: 101
Week 5: Memphis 24, Temple 3
Week 6: OPEN DATE

120 Utah State (1-4)

Last Week Ranking: 112
Week 5: BYU 38, Utah State 26
Week 6: Air Force

119 Texas State (2-3)

Last Week Ranking: 114
Week 5: James Madison 40, Texas State 13
Week 6: Appalachian State

118 Florida Atlantic (2-4)

Last Week Ranking: 117
Week 5: North Texas 45, Florida Atlantic 28
Week 6: COMING

117 Louisiana (2-3)

Last Week Ranking: 118
Week 5: South Alabama 20, Louisiana 17
Week 6: OPEN DATE

116 ULM (2-3)

Last Week Ranking: 116
Week 5: Arkansas State 45, ULM 28
Week 6: Coastal Carolina

115 UTEP (3-3)

Last Week Ranking: 115
Week 5: UTEP 41, Charlotte 35
Week 6: at Louisiana Tech

114 New Mexico (2-3)

Last Week Ranking: 113
Week 5: UNLV 31, New Mexico 20
Week 6: Wyoming

113 Central Michigan (1-4)

Last Week Ranking: 93
Week 5: Toledo 38, Central Michigan 17
Week 6: at Toledo

112 Arkansas State (2-3)

Last Week Ranking: 110
Week 5: Arkansas State 45, ULM 28
Week 6: James Madison

111 Ohio (2-3)

Last Week Ranking: 94
Week 5: Kent State 31, Ohio 24 OT
Week 6: Akron

110 Nevada (2-3)

Last Week Ranking: 108
Week 5: OPEN DATE
Week 6: Colorado State

109 Colorado (0-5)

Last Week Ranking: 122
Week 5: Arizona 43, Colorado 20
Week 6: OPEN DATE

108 North Texas (3-3)

Last Week Ranking: 109
Week 5: North Texas 45, Florida Atlantic 28
Week 6: OPEN DATE

107 Northwestern (1-4)

Last Week Ranking: 105
Week 5: Penn State 17, Northwestern 7
Week 6: Wisconsin

106 USF (1-4)

Last Week Ranking: 107
Week 5: East Carolina 48, USF 28
Week 6: at Cincinnati

105 Eastern Michigan (3-2)

Last Week Ranking: 120
Week 5: Eastern Michigan 20, UMass 13
Week 6: at Western Michigan

104 Arizona State (1-4)

Last Week Ranking: 121
Week 5: USC 42, Arizona State 25
Week 6: Washington

103 Miami University (2-2)

Last Week Ranking: 104
Week 5: at Buffalo
Week 6: Kent State

102 Buffalo (2-3)

Last Week Ranking: 119
Week 5: Miami University
Week 6: at Bowling Green

101 Northern Illinois (1-4)

Last Week Ranking: 91
Week 5: Ball State 44, Northern Illinois 38 2OT
Week 6: Toledo

CFN 2022 Rankings: After Week 5
76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
– Team Rankings By Conference

NEXT: CFN 2022 College Football Rankings: Week 5 Top 100

2022 College Football Schedules and Scores By Teams: All 131 Schools

2022 College Football Schedules By Teams. The schedules and scores for all 131 schools.

Every team’s 2022 college football schedule. The team-by-team schedules  and scores for all 131 schools.


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2022 College Football Schedules By Teams


ACC Atlantic

Boston College
Clemson
Florida State
Louisville
NC State
Syracuse
Wake Forest

ACC Coastal

Duke
Georgia Tech
Miami
North Carolina
Pitt
Virginia
Virginia Tech

AAC

Cincinnati
East Carolina
Houston
Memphis
Navy
SMU
Temple
Tulane
Tulsa
UCF
USF

Big Ten East

Indiana | Analysis
Maryland | Analysis
Michigan | Analysis
Michigan State | Analysis
Ohio State | Analysis
Penn State | Analysis
Rutgers | Analysis

Big Ten West

Illinois | Analysis
Iowa | Analysis
Minnesota | Analysis
Nebraska | Analysis
Northwestern | Analysis
Purdue | Analysis
Wisconsin | Analysis

Big 12

Baylor | Analysis
Iowa State | Analysis
Kansas | Analysis
Kansas State | Analysis
Oklahoma | Analysis
Oklahoma State | Analysis   
TCU | Analysis
Texas | Analysis
Texas Tech | Analysis
West Virginia | Analysis

Conference USA

Charlotte
FIU
Florida Atlantic
Louisiana Tech
Middle Tennessee
North Texas
Rice
UAB
UTEP
UTSA
WKU

Independents

Army
BYU
Liberty
New Mexico State
Notre Dame
UConn
UMass

 

MAC East

Akron
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Kent State
Miami University
Ohio

MAC West

Ball State
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan
Northern Illinois
Toledo
Western Michigan

Mountain West

Air Force
Boise State
Colorado State
Fresno State
Hawaii
Nevada
New Mexico
San Diego State
San Jose State
UNLV
Utah State
Wyoming

Pac-12

Arizona | Analysis
Arizona State | Analysis
Cal | Analysis
Colorado | Analysis
Oregon | Analysis
Oregon State | Analysis
Stanford | Analysis
UCLA | Analysis
USC | Analysis
Utah | Analysis
Washington | Analysis
Washington State | Analysis

SEC East

Florida | Analysis
Georgia | Analysis
Kentucky | Analysis
Missouri | Analysis
South Carolina | Analysis
Tennessee | Analysis
Vanderbilt | Analysis

SEC West

Alabama | Analysis
Arkansas | Analysis
Auburn | Analysis
LSU | Analysis
Mississippi State | Analysis
Ole Miss | Analysis
Texas A&M | Analysis

Sun Belt East

Appalachian State
Coastal Carolina
Georgia Southern
Georgia State
James Madison
Marshall
Old Dominion

Sun Belt West

Arkansas State
Louisiana
South Alabama
Southern Miss
Texas State
Troy
ULM

2022 NFL All 32 Team Schedules

 

 

NEXT: 2022 College Football Schedules By Team

College Football Scoreboard, Predictions: Week 5

College football predictions, schedule, game previews and TV listings for Week 5

College football schedule, predictions, game previews, lines, scoreboard, and TV listings for Week 5 of the season.


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Week 5 Schedules, Game Previews, Predictions
ACC | AAC | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA
IND | MAC | M-West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt
CFN Expert Picks: Week 5 
Click on each game for the preview and prediction

ACC College Football Schedule, Predictions, Lines: Week 5

Results So Far
Straight Up 39-8, ATS 21-24-2, o/u 35-11-1 

Saturday, October 1

Louisville at Boston College 
Prediction: Louisville 31, Boston College 17
Line: Louisville -13.5, o/u: 50.5
Final Score: Boston College 34, Louisville 33

Wake Forest at Florida State
Prediction: Florida State 45, Wake Forest 40
Line: Florida State -6.5, o/u: 66
Final Score: Wake Forest 31, Florida State 21

Virginia Tech at North Carolina
Prediction: North Carolina 34, Virginia Tech 24
Line: North Carolina -9.5, o/u: 56
Final Score: North Carolina 41, Virginia Tech 10

Wagner at Syracuse
Prediction: Syracuse 55, Wagner 3
Line: Syracuse -50, o/u: 60
Final Score: Syracuse 59, Wagner 0

NC State at Clemson
Prediction: Clemson 27, NC State 23
Line: Clemson -6.5, o/u: 45
Final Score: Clemson 30, NC State 20

Virginia at Duke
Prediction: Virginia 21, Duke 20
Line: Duke -2.5, o/u: 52
Final Score: Duke 38, Virginia 17

Georgia Tech at Pitt
Prediction: Pitt 34, Georgia Tech 17
Line: Pitt -22, o/u: 49
Final Score: Georgia Tech 26, Pitt 21

Week 5 Schedules, Game Previews, Predictions
ACC | AAC | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA
IND | MAC | M-West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt
CFN Expert Picks: Week 5 

NEXT: American Athletic Conference College Football Schedule, Predictions, Lines: Week 5

UMass vs Eastern Michigan Prediction, Game Preview

UMass vs Eastern Michigan game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

UMass vs Eastern Michigan prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


UMass vs Eastern Michigan How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 2:00 ET
Venue: Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: UMass (1-3), Eastern Michigan (2-2)
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Roundup: Overrated, Underrated, What it all Means
CFN 1-131 Rankings | Bowl Projections
What 12-Team Playoff Would Look Like
Hot Seat Coach Rankings after Week 4
Think, Know, Believe: Football Smack Talk
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UMass vs Eastern Michigan Game Preview

Why UMass Will Win

The running game hasn’t been bad.

It’s been a grind to get the passing attack going, but the run defense hasn’t been gouged, there are enough third down stops to matter, and the offensive line is averaging 186 yards per game all while doing a great job of controlling the tempo of the game.

Eastern Michigan might have been great at times, but it got rumbled on by Buffalo last week, it’s allowing close to five yards per carry, and …

NFL Expert Picks, Week 4

Why Eastern Michigan Will Win

UMass doesn’t score.

The running game might be fine, but there’s no passing game to worry about and there’s a big problem putting the biscuit in the basket.

The Minutemen try to slow games down to a crawl to keep them close, but they’re dead last in the nation in scoring with just 40 points in four games.

Eastern Michigan can make this easy. Load up against the run, keep the nation’s worst passing game from hitting the third down throws, and keep the mistakes to a minimum.

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What’s Going To Happen

Turnovers aren’t much of an issue for Eastern Michigan – other than the five given away against Louisiana – and there won’t be any need to take too many chance.

UMass – for all of its problems – should keep this from getting too far out of hand, but again, it’s just not going to score enough.

CFN Expert Picks, Week 5

UMass vs Eastern Michigan Prediction, Line

Eastern Michigan 38, UMass 10
Line: Eastern Michigan -20, o/u: 53.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
UMass vs Eastern Michigan Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Central Michigan vs Toledo Prediction, Game Preview

Central Michigan vs Toledo game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Central Michigan vs Toledo prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Central Michigan vs Toledo How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH
How To Watch: NFL Network
Record: Central Michigan (1-3), Toledo (2-2)
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Roundup: Overrated, Underrated, What it all Means
CFN 1-131 Rankings | Bowl Projections
What 12-Team Playoff Would Look Like
Hot Seat Coach Rankings after Week 4
Think, Know, Believe: Football Smack Talk
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Central Michigan vs Toledo Game Preview

Why Central Michigan Will Win

There’s a chance Toledo is just plain tired.

These are college kids and they bounce back in a hurry, but they went from getting hit by Ohio State for 77 points, to traveling out to San Diego where they played on a hot day in a rough late 17-14 loss to SDSU.

Now they’re back home.

Central Michigan wasn’t able to do much in the 33-14 loss to Penn State, but overall the defense has been great on third downs, the passing game continues to be solid, and …

NFL Expert Picks, Week 4

Why Toledo Will Win

The Central Michigan offense is struggling.

The passing game that looked so good in blowout mode in the 58-44 loss to Oklahoma State has been painfully inconsistent over the last three weeks, and the O is now having issues with turnovers.

The defense might be doing an okay job at times, but the pass rush isn’t there to match the tackles for loss against the run.

Toledo’s passing game has alway been a bit off, but the pass defense has been wonderful so far – outside of the 482 yards from Ohio State in that debacle – and Central Michigan hasn’t come up with enough of a running game to take advantage of the Rocket’s issues on the defensive front.

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What’s Going To Happen

Both of these teams have the talent to be in the MAC Championship mix, both of them have shown flashes of potential excellent, and both of them have been very, very – sorry to keep using this word, but it fits – inconsistent.

Toledo will get more from its running game to settle in a bit. Neither team will pull away in turnovers, but the home side will get just a bit more out of its defense.

CFN Expert Picks, Week 5

Central Michigan vs Toledo Prediction, Line

Toledo 27, Central Michigan 23
Line: Toledo -7, o/u: 56.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Central Michigan vs Toledo Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Schedules, Scores For All 131 Teams

Buffalo vs Miami University Prediction, Game Preview

Buffalo vs Miami University game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Buffalo vs Miami University prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Buffalo vs Miami University How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: UB Stadium, Amherst, NY
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Buffalo (1-3), Miami University (2-2)
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CFN 1-131 Rankings | Bowl Projections
What 12-Team Playoff Would Look Like
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Buffalo vs Miami University Game Preview

Why Miami University Will Win

Just when it seemed like Miami University was going to sputter and struggle with a rough passing game, not enough from the pass defense, and a road game at Northwestern ahead …

17-14. the RedHawks came up with a whale of a performance against the run, was +2 in turnover margin, and it all should work against the Bulls.

Buffalo doesn’t force takeaways – outside of the four in the loss to Coastal Carolina – and the ground game that hit Northwestern for over 200 yards should take over.

But …

NFL Expert Picks, Week 4

Why Buffalo Will Win

The Bulls are balanced enough offensively to give Miami some problems.

They desperately needed a win, and they got it at Eastern Michigan with close to 300 passing yards and just over 200 on the ground in the 50-31 win.

The key part to their style so far, though, is the turnover battle.

UB gave away four turnovers in the loss to Coastal Carolina, and that’s been it. It didn’t lose the ball in any of the other there games, penalties aren’t an issue, and if the offense can get going, Miami University might not be able to keep up.

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What’s Going To Happen

Can Miami keep the score low and control the game?

It’s not doing much in the backfield from the defensive front, and it’s having a hard time getting the passing game going. It’ll do just enough – RedHawks will be efficient to go along with the running game.

Buffalo doesn’t generate a pass rush, either, and it’s going to have a tough time getting the D off the field.

CFN Expert Picks, Week 5

Buffalo vs Miami University Prediction, Line

Miami University 30, Buffalo 26
Line: Buffalo -1.5, o/u: 50.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1
Buffalo vs Miami University Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Bowling Green vs Akron Prediction, Game Preview

Bowling Green vs Akron game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Bowling Green vs Akron prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Bowling Green vs Akron How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: InfoCision Stadium, Akron, OH
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Bowling Green (1-3), Akron (1-3)
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Roundup: Overrated, Underrated, What it all Means
CFN 1-131 Rankings | Bowl Projections
What 12-Team Playoff Would Look Like
Hot Seat Coach Rankings after Week 4
Think, Know, Believe: Football Smack Talk
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Bowling Green vs Akron Game Preview

Why Bowling Green Will Win

The 45-14 loss to Mississippi State aside, the offense has been a bit more effective in the passing game and the run defense hasn’t been too miserable.

The offense isn’t turning the ball over, the takeaways have been enough to matter, and the pass rush should be a big deal against the Akron offensive line.

The Zips aren’t stopping anyone from getting to the quarterback – allowing 20 sacks so far – but …

NFL Expert Picks, Week 4

Why Akron Will Win

The 1-3 start might make it seem like the Akron everyone is used to kicking around, but that’s not the case under new head coach Joe Moorhead.

The Michigan State and Tennessee games were brutal, but the Zips played well in the 21-12 loss at Liberty last week.

Even with all of the problems, DJ Irons and the passing game are okay, the defense should start to look a little better against the easier competition, and at home, the team should be able to hold up against the run.

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What’s Going To Happen

Both programs are in better shape than they’ve been over the last few years when their meeting was a matchup of the sad. This week will be a good indicator to see where they’re both at.

The difference will be in the pressure. The Bowling Green defensive front will bother Irons enough, the Zips won’t get behind the line, and this should be interesting for about three quarters.

The Falcons will pull away in the fourth quarter.

CFN Expert Picks, Week 5

Bowling Green vs Akron Prediction, Line

Bowling Green 30, Akron 20
Line: Bowling Green -9.5, o/u: 50.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Bowling Green vs Akron Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Predictions of Every Game
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Northern Illinois vs Ball State Prediction, Game Preview

Northern Illinois vs Ball State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Northern Illinois vs Ball State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Northern Illinois vs Ball State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 2:00 ET
Venue: Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Northern Illinois (1-3), Ball State (1-3)
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Roundup: Overrated, Underrated, What it all Means
CFN 1-131 Rankings | Bowl Projections
What 12-Team Playoff Would Look Like
Hot Seat Coach Rankings after Week 4
Think, Know, Believe: Football Smack Talk
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Northern Illinois vs Ball State Game Preview

Why Ball State Will Win

The passing game is working.

The team might be struggling to do enough to get by in close games, and the defense is having issues against decent quarterbacks, but John Paddock is winging it around, the Cardinals can keep up the pace, and it’s all coming from a line that’s doing a great job in pass protection.

Northern Illinois is the worst team in the country at third down defense. Just keep the chains moving.

NFL Expert Picks, Week 4

Why Northern Illinois Will Win

The Huskies aren’t giving away anything easy. They don’t turn the ball over – just two in the four games – and like Ball State their also great in pass protection allowing just one sack so far.

However, unlike Ball State, Northern Illinois can get into the backfield from time to time – at the very least, it can get pressure on Paddock.

The offense has been balanced, the defense hasn’t been bad against the run, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Northern Illinois finally gets to take a breath after dealing with at Tulsa, Vanderbilt, and at Kentucky. It should’ve been able to slip past the Golden Hurricane, and it’s not like Vandy is that great, but it’s 1-3 against a far better schedule than what 1-3 Ball State dealt with.

The Huskie offense will be more balanced, the defense will be more disruptive, and being just +1 in turnover margin will make a difference.

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Northern Illinois vs Ball State Prediction, Line

Northern Illinois 34, Ball State 27
Line: Northern Illinois -4.5, o/u: 60.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Northern Illinois vs Ball State Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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