Sep 01, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies running back Jamal Womble (5) before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Northern Illinois Vs. Tennessee-Martin Preview: Huskies Try To Bounce Back After Tough Opening Loss

Northern Illinois hosts Tennessee-Martin this week, hoping to bounce back from a close loss to Iowa in the season-opener.

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Tennessee-Martin Vs. Northern Illinois 2012: Schedule, Game Time, Spread And More

Northern Illinois (0-1) hosts Tennessee-Martin (1-0) at 7 p.m. Saturday. The game will be available online on ESPN3. Radio coverage will be on WYLL 1160 and WLBK 1360.

Northern Illinois enters the game after falling short of upsetting Big Ten opponent Iowa last week. The Huskies led most of the game and had a 17-12 lead with less than three minutes remaining, but Iowa scored a touchdown and Northern Illinois couldn't respond on their final drive in the 18-17 loss.

Northern Illinois will look to get its passing game on track against Tennessee Martin. Quarterback Jordan Lynch was just 6-for-16 passing for 54 yards, although he did run the ball 18 times for 119 yards.

Tennessee-Martin is coming off a 20-17 win over Memphis, winning the game on a field goal in the final seconds. Quarterback Derek Carr threw for 211 yards and Jason McNair ran for 82 yards.

For more on Northern Illinois football, check out Red and Black Attack. For more college football, check out SB Nation's College Football hub.

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