Friday, January 21, 2022

South Florida vs. Northern Illinois

Selvie and Pierre-Paul will be the difference-makers versus the Huskies.

South Florida offense vs. Northern Illinois defense
• The Huskies' run defense has been up to par this season, but may have problems against the Bulls' spread attack. South Florida will stretch the Huskies horizontally by using multiple-receiver sets, which will force the Huskies' linebackers to play in space. After reviewing the Central Michigan film, which runs a similar spread attack, the Huskies' linebacker corps struggled with recognition and was caught out of position on too many occasions. In addition, this is an undersized unit that lacks point-of-attack skills. Plus, the Bulls' offensive line does a good job of transitioning and covering up at the second level. As a result, expect QB B.J. Daniels and RBs Moise Plancher and Mike Ford to find a few creases in the defense and come up with a few big gains throughout the contest.