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Your NIU Huskies are MAC champions for the first time since 1983, and they did it in dramatic style. NIU improved to 10-3 and finished an up and down season with a tremendous high- winning their first conference title game in the last three attempts.
The very definition of the extremely tired cliche “tale of two halves,” Ohio won the first half 20-0, but NIU beat the Bobcats 23-0 in the second half.
Chandler Harnish, the greatest QB in school history, and likely the league MVP, wasn’t able to establish his running game against the Bobcats, but he threw for 250 yards and three TDs. Make no mistake though- this game was won by the defense. (For more on Harnish)
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Mathew Sims kicked a 33-yard field goal on the final play to cap a furious comeback that gave Northern Illinois a 23-20 victory over Ohio in the Mid-American Conference title game Friday night. The Huskies (10-3) trailed 20-0 after an abysmal first half before rallying behind quarterback Chandler Harnish. It was a delightful turnabout for Northern Illinois, which lost in the 2010...
Mathew Sims kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired Friday night, capping a stunning second half comeback and lifting Northern Illinois to a 23-20 win over Ohio for the Mid-American Conference Championship.
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Chandler Harnish and Northern Illinois arrived at last year's Mid-American Conference title game with an undefeated league record and a spiffy national ranking.
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Mathew Sims kicked a 33-yard field goal on the final play to cap a comeback that gave Northern Illinois a 23-20 victory over Ohio in the Mid-American Conference title game in Detroit.
Postgame notes on the Northern Illinois Huskies following NIU's 23-20 win over Ohio Friday night at Ford Field in Detroit.
Mathew Sims hit a 33-yard field goal with no time on the clock as Northern Illinois erased a 20-point lead to down Ohio, 23-20 in the Mid-American Conference Championship Game Friday at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.
The Northern Illinois Huskies won their first Mid-American Conference football championship title since 1983 when they beat the Ohio University Bobcats, 23-20, in a thriller at Ford Field on Friday night under first-year coach Dave Doeren.
Mathew Sims kicked a 33-yard field goal on the final play to cap a furious comeback that gave Northern Illinois a 23-20 victory over Ohio in the Mid-American Conference title game Friday night.
Senior forward Tim Toler scored a career-best 25 points and freshman guard Marquavese Ford also recorded a career-high with 16 points, but the Northern Illinois men's basketball team dropped a 77-72 decision at home to Nebraska Omaha on Saturday afternoon.
GAME SNAPSHOT KICKOFF: Friday, 7 ETGAMEDATE: 12211SITE: Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.SURFACE: FieldTurfTV: ESPN2SERIES: Tied 9-9 (last meeting, 2009, Ohio 38-31)RECORDS: Ohio 9-3, 6-2 MAC; Northern Illinois 9-3, 7-1POLLS: Neither team is ranked.PREDICTION: Northern Illinois 38-31KEYS TO THE GAME: -- For Ohio: Get plays on defense. With two of the MAC's best offenses on display,...
It was another Friday night game, so no one should be surprised the Mid-American Conference championship game delivered another crazy performance.
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