Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/3/11

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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