After being completely outclassed by Vanderbilt, the UMass football team is the biggest underdog in FBS football this weekend against Northern Illinois.
The Minutemen are 36- to 35-point dogs and deservedly so.
The Huskies are 8-1 and one of the best teams in the MAC. Last weekend Northern Illinois dropped 48 points on a Western Michigan defense that completely baffled the Minutemen. While the Huskies’ defense has its issues, the Minutemen have been unable to get anything going against anyone over the course of the last month.
Also, just to put things in perspective: Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois’ starting quarterback, has more yards of offense (3169) than UMass’ entire team (2144).
Things could get messy out there.