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Bleacher Report Snubs USF, Calls Week 2 Northern Illinois Upset

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Bleacher Report Snubs USF, Calls Week 2 Northern Illinois Upset (488x275)

Week 2 is riddled with bold choices because most power-conference teams scheduled what they believed to be a winnable game. But there’s an underrated Group of Five tilt on Sept. 10.

South Florida hosts Northern Illinois, a perennial MAC contender. The Huskies have appeared in six straight conference championships.

On the other hand, the Bulls are trying to start contending in the AAC. They started 1-3 last season before winning seven of nine—only falling to 11-2 Navy and 12-2 Western Kentucky.

Dual-threat quarterback Quinton Flowers and running back Marlon Mack are a dangerous backfield tandem, and NIU’s run defense will be suspect. The MAC powerhouse won’t be able to handle USF, which should have the chance to stun Houston for the AAC title.Continue Reading by Clicking Here

By David Kenyon | Bleacher Report


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  1. That’s alright Mark Schlabach predicted USF is going to the Boca Raton Bowl game which is the bowl game for the 7th place AAC team. Seems like some people only watch their conference or P5 games but still spout thoughts on the others. Anyone who knew anything about USF was expecting a win against NIU.