Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois: How to watch, schedule, live stream information, game time, TV channel

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kentucky fans Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois: How to watch, schedule, live stream information, game time, TV channel

Who is playing?

Northern Illinois @ no. 8 Kentucky

Current records: Northern Illinois 1-2; Kentucky is 3-0

What to know

The Kentucky Wildcats stay at home for one more week, welcoming the Northern Illinois Huskies to Kroger Field on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. ET. UK should still be riding high after a big win, while the Huskies should be looking to right the ship.

UK put themselves in the group last week against the Youngstown State Penguins, but Youngstown State didn’t follow suit. England had a clear victory over Youngstown State by 31 to none. At 21 runs, the match was decided at the halfway mark. UK QB Will Lewis was slinging it, passing for two TDs and 377 yards on 35 attempts in addition to punching in a rushing touchdown.

Meanwhile, the Huskies fell 38-28 against the Vanderbilt Commodores last week. WR Cole Tucker had a solid effort for the losing team as he caught four passes for two TDs and 88 yards. Near the top of the highlight reel was Ethan Hampton’s 70-yard TD bomb to Tucker in the third quarter.

The Wildcats are expected to win by 26.5 points. They’ve been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (2-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.

England’s win moved them to 3-0, while the Huskies’ loss dropped them to 1-2. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: UK has yet to allow a touchdown. As for NIU, they are 30th in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed on the season with just two.

How to see

  • When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Kroger Field — Lexington, Kentucky
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Online Streaming: fuboTV (Try it for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Contradictions

The Wildcats are a 26.5-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest report College Football Odds.

Over/Under: -110

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Serial history

This is the first time these teams have met in the last 7 years.

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