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How to watch Northwestern Wildcats vs. Illinois State Redbirds: Game time, TV channel, live online streaming, radio, betting line, preview

The Wildcats look to get back to .500 in Week 2

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After a Week 1 loss to Western Michigan, Northwestern gets back to work at Ryan Field on Saturday. The opponent this week is Illinois State of the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Redbirds won their opener over Valparaiso 50-13 and have been one of the top FCS teams of the past few seasons. Here is our week’s worth of preview material. Scroll down to the bottom for broadcast information.

  • Northwestern’s Week 2 depth chart features two changes from Week 1, including the absence of Warren Long, who will miss at least four weeks with a broken hand.
  • Here’s what Pat Fitzgerald had to say following the loss to Western Michigan and previewing Illinois State on Monday.
  • The Redbirds love to run the ball, so the matchup in the trenches will be key.
  • In Where Are We Wednesday, Week 2, Zach Pereles explained that it’s not time to panic after the WMU loss.
  • Pound the Talk added WNUR guest Michael Stern on for a preview of the matchup.
  • As per usual around September 11, Northwestern will wear its American flag helmet.
  • The Wildcats will be without two backup offensive linemen this week.
  • Here’s how our writers see the game playing out. What do you think?

Broadcast Information

Game time: 2:30 p.m. CT

TV channel: Big Ten Network

Online stream:

Mobile: BTN2GO

Radio: WGN-AM 720, WNUR 89.3 FM, Sirius XM/XM 196, Sirius 135

Betting Line: Northwestern -12