2010 Game 1: Northern Illinois vs Iowa State Preview

Date: September 2, 2010

Time: 7 PM

Location: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

Editor’s Note: As kickoff is on Thursday, this preview is being posted a day earlier than normal.

Welcome to the first WRNL preview of Iowa State’s 2010 football season.  Every Thursday we will post our preview and prediction of Iowa State’s upcoming game.  So sit back, crack a Natty Light or six, and get yourself pumped up for some good ole FOOTBALL in less than 36 hours.

A History: Northern Illinois vs Iowa State

 Iowa State holds the edge in the all-time standings, 2-1.

Todd Blythe was a key factor in the win over NIU in 2004, but he will be nowhere to be seen on Thursday.

 1993: Iowa State 54, Northern Illinois 10

2003: Northern Illinois 24, Iowa State 16

2004: Iowa State 48, Northern Illinois 41 

The 2004 victory was over a Huskies team that would end up going 9-3 and the 41 points scored by Northern Illinois were the most an Iowa State team has allowed in a victory.

Back It Up: A 2009 Rewind

As we all know, Iowa State finished 7-6 in 2009 and capped off the year with a 14-13 victory of Minnesota in the Insight Bowl.  It was Iowa State’s first bowl appearance since 2005 and first bowl win since defeating Miami (OH) in the 2004 Independence Bowl. 

Northern Illinois also finished 2009 with a 7-6 record but lost their final three games after rattling off a mid-season four game winning streak.  The final loss was to South Florida in the International Bowl. 

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