FOOTBALL GAME AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS CAN BE SEEN LIVE ON ESPN3.COM
September 8, 2012
MARTIN, Tenn. –The University of Tennessee at Martin football game at Northern Illinois, in Dekalb, Ill., can be seen live online exclusively on ESPN3.com.
Jim Barber will handle the play-by-play as Bob Chmiel handles the color commentary.
Kickoff between the Skyhawks and the Huskies is set for 6:02 p.m.
Here are a couple of Did You Know Facts …
- The Skyhawks are ranked No. 1 in the nation for sacks allowed. They did not give up a quarterback sack in this past week’s 20-17 victory over Memphis.
- The Huskies lead the nation in quarterback sacks after collecting six in this past week’s 18-17 setback to Iowa at Soldier Field in Chicago.
- UT Martin kicker Cody Sandlin was named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week. Sandlin kicked a 43-yard field goal with four seconds remaining in the game to give the Skyhawks a 20-17 victory over Memphis in the Liberty Bowl.
- Northern Illinois defensive end Sean Progar was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive Player of the Week. He had a sack and four tackles in the 18-17 loss to Iowa.
- Northern Illinois has won 15 straight games at Huskie Stadium, dating back to a 34-31 loss to Idaho on Sept. 26, 2009.
- UT Martin has never won its first two games of a season under the direction of seventh-year head coach Jason Simpson. In fact, the Skyhawks have only opened the football season with a 2-0 slate twice since 1990 (1994 featured wins at SIU and over Lane, while 1990 included wins at home against Lane and on the road at Austin Peay).