Through 3 Quarters
The experts predicted a defeat for the Northern Illinois Huskies, but with just one quarter left to go, they seem like they might make the experts look bad. They have emerged as the frontrunner after three quarters and are ahead of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 14-7. RB Harrison Waylee has led the way so far for NIU, as he has rushed for one TD and 127 yards on 22 carries.
The Northern Illinois defense has been merciless to the quarterback and currently has three sacks accrued. That goes a long way towards explaining why the Huskies have a good chance of pulling out a victory.
Northern Illinois @ Georgia Tech
Last Season Records: Georgia Tech 3-7; Northern Illinois 0-6
What to Know
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Northern Illinois Huskies will face off at 7:30 p.m. ET Sept. 4 at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field to kick off their 2021 seasons. Last year was nothing to brag about for Georgia Tech (3-7), so the team is looking forward to a new start. Likewise, returning after a rocky 0-6 year, NIU is aiming to prove that the past does not define them.
A couple last-season stats to keep an eye on: Few squads threw more interceptions than the Yellow Jackets, who were picked off 13 times. To make matters even worse for Georgia Tech, NIU threw only two interceptions last season, the fifth best among all teams in the nation.
Georgia Tech has the odds in their favor, so they'll need to guard against complacency. These early season matchups can go either way as both teams get back into playing shape.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field -- Atlanta, Georgia
- TV: ACC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $10.00
The Yellow Jackets are a big 19-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest college football odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Yellow Jackets, as the game opened with the Yellow Jackets as a 16.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.