Tuesday Night Bites: Can't harness Harnish!

Wednesday November 9th, 2011

• Northern Illinois @ Bowling Green, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2: NIU sits atop the MAC West this week with just one conference loss to its name (that weird Central Michigan shootout in Week 5) and a head-to-head advantage over Toledo. The Huskies are riding a four-game win streak in which they won the first two games (Kent State and Western Michigan) by a combined margin of 59 points and the last two (Buffalo and Toledo) by a combined margin of four. While NIU's defense is nothing to crow about, hipster MAC Heisman poster boy Chandler Harnish will have to be stopped. It really is that simple. He's the team's leading rusher, can throw when he needs to, and the Huskies score A Lot. Bowling Green contained Temple and Toledo to an extent, but just lost to Kent State. With their rush-averse offense, the Falcons will have trouble slowing down the game tempo enough to keep Harnish off the field for long stretches of time. Oh, and their defense is also quite bad against the run. They're a top-five punting outfit, however, so just hang onto that.

Western Michigan @ Toledo, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU: Rockets Broncos Terrance Owens
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