Tuesday September 9th, 2014

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. UNLV Rebels

The 2-0 Northern Illinois Huskies will hit the road for a matchup against the UNLV Rebels (1-1). Both teams are coming off of wins a week ago. Northern Illinois defeated Northwestern, while UNLV narrowly edged Northern Colorado.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here

TV coverage: N/A

RadioFor a list of UNLV affiliates, click here. For a list of Northern Illinois affiliates, click here.

Game Facts

UNLV facts

Earlier this week, UNLV kicker/linebacker Nicolai Bornand was named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week. He earned the honor after tying the school record with a 54-yard field goal against Northern Colorado. 

The last time UNLV and the Huskies met, both teams were members of the Big West Conference. It was UNLV's final year in the conference before moving to the Mountain West, while Northern Illinois later moved back to the MAC.

This will be just the second time that UNLV has hosted Northern Illinois in Las Vegas. The last time was back in 1987, when Elbert Woods of "Ickey Shuffle" fame played for the program. 

UNLV has an all-time record of 3-6 against teams from the state of Illinois. 

The Rebels are 7-7 all-time against current members of the MAC.

Northern Illinois facts

NIU has won all three of the previous meetings between the Huskies and Rebels.

The Huskies enter this weekend's game riding a 16-game winning streak in true road games, which is the longest current streak in the nation. 

Northern Illinois returns 16 starters for 2014 - nine on offense, six on defense and one specialist.

NIU linebacker Rasheen Lemon is the reigning Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week. In last week's win over Northwestern, Lemon recorded a career high nine tackles and two sacks. 

There are currently five former Huskies players on active 53-man rosters in the NFL: Jimmie Ward (DB, San Francisco 49ers),  Doug Free (OL, Dallas Cowboys), Ken Bishop (DT, Dallas Cowboys), Rashaan Melvin (CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Nathan Palmer (WR, Denver Broncos).

- Josh Sanchez

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