Watch Ohio vs. Northern Illinois: How to Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time for Saturday’s NCAA Football Game

Who is playing

Northern Illinois @ Ohio

Current Records: Northern Illinois 2-5; Ohio 4-3

what to know

The Ohio Bobcats can play at home on Saturday, but pundits predict a three-point loss. Ohio and the Northern Illinois Huskies will square off in a Midwest battle at 2 pm ET at Peden Stadium’s Frank Solich Field. Allowing an average of 36.86 points per game, the Bobcats have been asleep on the defensive end of the ball and will need to wake up before the competition.

Ohio didn’t have too much trouble with the Western Michigan Broncos on the road last week as they won 33-14. No one had a breakout game offensively for Ohio, but they did get two touchdowns from RB Sieh Bangura.

Special teams put up 15 points for Ohio. K Nathanial Vakos delivered a perfect 4-for-4 game.

A well-balanced attack carried NIU over the Eastern Michigan Eagles every quarter on their way to victory last week. The Huskies were the clear winners by a 39-10 margin over EMU. It took four tries, but NIU can finally say that they have a win on the way. RB Harrison Waylee continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, rushing for a TD and 158 yards on 16 carries. That touchdown, a 76-yard fourth-quarter run, was one of the highlights of the game.

The NIU defense was also in attendance, as they got past the EMU offensive line to sack quarterback Taylor Powell five times for a total loss of 49 yards. Leading the way was DT Devonte O’Malley and the two sacks of him. O’Malley now has 3.5 sacks this year.

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Their wins took Ohio to 4-3 and the Huskies to 2-5. The Bobcats caused 6 turnovers against the Broncos, so NIU will have to take special care of the ball.

how to watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Frank Solich Field at Peden Stadium – Athens, Ohio
  • TV: ESPNPlus
  • Online transmission: fuboTV (Try it free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • To follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket cost: $17.00


The Huskies are a 3-point favorite against the Bobcats, based on the latest college football odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Huskies, as the game opened with the Huskies as 1.5-point favorites.

Over/Under: -110

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series history

Northern Illinois has won two of its last three games against Ohio.

  • October 12, 2019 – Northern Illinois 39 vs. Ohio 36
  • October 13, 2018 – Northern Illinois 24 vs. Ohio 21
  • November 24, 2015 – Ohio 26 vs. Northern Illinois 21

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