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DETROIT, MI (The Spread) – Two potential BCS busters meet in the 2012 MAC Championship on Friday as No. 18 Kent State faces No. 19 Northern Illinois at 7PM ET from Ford Field.

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Both teams come into this game at 11-1 overall and 8-0 in the Mid-American Conference. Kent State is 10-2 against the spread on the year while Northern Illinois is 9-2-1 ATS. Northern Illinois is the defending MAC champion and the Huskies have won their last five meetings with Kent State.

Trends show Northern Illinois has covered the spread in its last 5 meetings with Kent State and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 in this series. These two teams have combined to hit the under in 4 of their last 5 encounters.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Northern Illinois is the clear favorite in this game, as the Huskies have odds of -7 points against Kent State. The over/under total has been set at 57 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had NIU favored by 5 points. The spread hit a low of 4.5 points during the week and a peak of 7.5 before closing at Northern Illinois -7.

Northern Illinois is coming off a 49-7 drubbing of Eastern Michigan last week. The Huskies have won 11 straight since losing in the season opener. NIU ranks 12th in the nation in scoring (40.5 ppg) and 15th in defensive scoring (17.5 ppg). The Huskies are being led by quarterback Jordan Lynch, who has thrown for 2,750 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing for 1,611 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Kent State comes into this game having beaten Ohio, 28-6 last week. The Flashes have won 10 straight entering this championship game. Kent State is averaging 34.4 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 23.5 points per game. Kent State is led by an impressive running back tandem of Dri Archer (1,337 yards and 14 TDs) and Trayion Durham (1,176 yards and 14 TDs).

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In terms of Injuries, Northern Illinois has no new injuries to report. Kent State defensive back Darius Polk is questionable for the game with a foot injury.

The Public Bets for this game are split right down the middle. Each team is getting 50% of the wagers with Northern Illinois getting odds of -7 points against Kent State.

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