Football to square off against Buffalo

DeKALB | The Huskies (1-6, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) have won 16 of their last 18 homecoming games and will look to improve those numbers against the Buffalo Bulls (1-5, 0-2 MAC) 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Huskie Stadium.

The Huskies are coming off a triple overtime loss to the Central Michigan University Chippewas Oct. 15. Carey said mistakes were made on both sides of the ball resulting in only four of 15 third-down conversions against Central Michigan.

“I think if you’re looking at 10 or 12 snaps going the other way [for us], then I think you’re looking at a different situation that we’re in right now, and so you can’t make a mountain out of a mole hill,” said Carey at Tuesday’s press conference.

Redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Maddie will look to improve a stat line that included three touchdown passes as well as two interceptions against Central Michigan.

“Maddie is improving. [Central Michigan has] a really good defense, and I thought he played pretty well,” said Carey at Tuesday’s press conference.

Junior cornerback Shawun Lurry suffered a concussion in NIU’s loss to Central Michigan and is in the concussion protocol.

“I don’t believe that [Lurry] will be playing this week,” Carey said.

The game will be broadcast on local channels but will stream on ESPN3. Fans can listen to it on WLBK-AM 1360/ FM 98.9 in DeKalb, AM 560 The Answer in Chicago and Sports Fan 1330 AM in Rockford.