Western Michigan and Northern Illinois Clash After Last-Minute Losses

Chad BennettContributor IOctober 11, 2007

The Western Michigan Broncos will take on the Northern Illinois Huskies Saturday in DeKalb, IL.

The Broncos haven't won in Husky Stadium since 1999.  

After a strong performance from sophomore quarterback Tim Hiller and junior wide receiver Jamarko Simmons, both of whom broke career records, the Broncos lost on a last second touchdown by Akron last Saturday night in Kalamazoo.  

The Huskies had a stellar performance from sophomore running back Justin Anderson, but took the loss against Temple on a game-winning 39 yard field goal.  

The two teams match up unevenly, as the Broncos (2-4, 1-1 MAC) look to take a big conference win from the Huskies (1-5, 0-3 MAC).  

I think this ultimately will come down to a battle of the running games.

The Huskies have a solid back in Anderson and the Broncos have the two-headed monster in Mark Bonds and Brandon West. Bonds won the MAC West Player of Week for his performance in the win over Toledo in the Glass Bowl.  

I think, in the end, the Broncos will come out on top.

Final Score: Broncos 35, Huskies, 28

Credit: www.wmubroncos.com and www.niuhuskies.cstv.com