Southern Illinois at NIU: 3 things to watch for in the Huskies’ home opener

Lombardi looking for stronger Week 2 performance against ranked Salukis

Northern Illinois running back Antario Brown (1) is lifted by offensive lineman John Champe (76) as he celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

“Yeah, Rocky needs to play better. I think he’ll be the first person to tell you that. Now he’s got a chip on his shoulder, which is good. You love when players have a chip on their shoulder to play better and to do better. But you know what, he made the plays when it counted, and that’s all that matters at the end of the day.”

—  Thomas Hammock, NIU coach

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SIU loaded at the skill positions

Winning when it counts