The good for NIU: --Ground game is on track. A yard shy of 100 there. --Ethan Hampton has looked comfortable in his first start. --Generally taking as much advantage as possible of what a high-quality defense has given them. The bad: --Secondary is struggling.
Another positive: Tristen Tewes has been a bonafide problem. Five catches for only 31 yards, but they've all come in big moments. Been a significant safety valve for Hampton, who's 8-for-12 overall. Oh, also has both Huskies touchdowns.