Huskies motivated against Toledo

Updated: November 9, 2004, 5:51 PM ET
By Rich Podolsky | Special to ESPN Insider
Both Northern Illinois and Louisville look like they're in good spots, playing at home in these mid-week ESPN games. The Huskies are one of our best bets this week. While Florida State has won more consistently than N.C. State this year, neither gives us the confidence to back them in this situation.

We'll have Friday's and Saturday's picks later in the week.


Northern Illinois -6½ over Toledo: Toledo has won the last seven meetings in this series, but the Huskies have been waiting for this game ever since the Rockets knocked them out of a bowl game last year with a 49-30 victory at Toledo.

Rich Podolsky

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