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2018 Week 1 Analysis: Northern Illinois vs. Iowa

Northern Illinois vs. Iowa
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Since 2006, Northern Illinois is 1-7 on week one of the season against FBS opponents (Ohio State, Iowa-twice, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa State & Boston College). The Huskies lost those seven games by a total score of 178-109 or 9.8 ppg.

 

 
Since 2010, Northern Illinois is 6-11 against FBS opponents from the Power “5” conferences. Last year, the Huskies beat Nebraska and lost to Boston College along with Duke.

 

 

 
Northern Illinois won 8 games in 2017 against 7 FBS opponents (Nebraska, Kent State, Buffalo, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Ball State & Western Michigan) with a combined overall record of 27-57 or .321%. The Huskies won those games by a total score of 235-125 or 15.7ppg.

 

 

 

 
Northern Illinois also defeated FCS opponent-Eastern Illinois by a score of 38-10.

 

 

 

 

 
Northern Illinois lost 5 games in 2017 against FBS opponents (Boston College, San Diego State, Toledo, Central Michigan & Duke) with a combined overall record of 43-23 or .651%. The Huskies lost those games by a total score of 151-103 or 9.6 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 
Since 2007, Iowa is 2-1 against Northern Illinois. The Hawkeyes won in 2007 (16-3) & 2012 (18-17) while losing in 2013 by a score of 30-27.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Since 2007, Iowa is 4-1 against FBS opponents on week one of the college football season and have won those games by a total score of 103-44 or 14.7 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Iowa won 8 games in 2017 against FBS opponents (Wyoming, Iowa State, North Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio State, Nebraska & Boston College) with a combined overall record of of 55-48 or .534%. The Hawkeyes won those games by a total score of 299-142 or 19.6 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Iowa was 5-2 at home in 2017. The Hawkeyes won those five games against FBS opponents (Wyoming, North Texas, Illinois, Minnesota & Ohio State) with a combined overall record of 36-29 or .553%. The Hawkeyes won those five games at home by a total score of 172-67 or 21.0 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Iowa was 4-5 against Big 10 opponents in 2017. The Hawkeyes won those 4 games by a total score of 173-64 or 27.2 ppg. Those 4 opponents (Illinois, Ohio State, Nebraska & Minnesota) had a combined overall record of 23-27 or .460%.

 

 

 

 

 
Iowa lost 5 games against Big 10 opponents (Penn State, Michigan State, Northwestern, Wisconsin & Purdue) with a combined overall record of 51-15 or .772%. The Hawkeyes lost those games by a total score of 117-68 or 9.8 ppg.

 

 

 

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