Southern Illinois got past the 44-21 blasting by North Dakota to win two straight including the shocking blowout over North Dakota State. Just when it seemed like the Salukis were going to be fantastic, they struggled in a 30-22 win over a mediocre Youngstown State.
Northern Iowa overcame the late meltdown loss to South Dakota State to beat Youngstown State 21-0 and get by Illinois State 20-10. The offense has yet to get going, but the defense has been fantastic – outside of one late Jackrabbit drive in the opener.
Watch North Dakota vs Western Illinois
Date: Saturday, March 13
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Saluki Stadium, Carbondale, IL
Live Stream: Watch Here
North Dakota vs Western Illinois Game Preview
The Fighting Hawks enter this game as a considerable favorite on paper. They’re 3-0 after sweeping some decent competition at home. And this is a great matchup their first road game of the season considering how the Leathernecks have performed thus far.
Prior to a modest offensive performance last week, freshman quarterback Tommy Schuster had been the key triggerman to this unit. His presence as a big-play passer has meshed with sophomore running back Otis Weah perfectly. The two have seemingly come out of nowhere to lead a strong contender for a team that’ll move up in the rankings with another win.
North Dakota vs Western Illinois Live Stream
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North Dakota vs Western Illinois Analysis
An intriguing matchup this week is North Dakota Fighting Hawks at the Western Illinois Leathernecks.
This is a skewed matchup in the NCAAF odds, as a 3-0 team faces an 0-2 one. But this is also about different styles and which will prevail. We’ll break this matchup down to its core and project a winner.