Originally written on College Football Universe  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Northern Illinois' BCS Berth in the Orange Bowl to face ACC Champion Florida State was not too surprising to me. I had them projected in early morning hours on Sunday in contradiction to projections of ESPN and CBS. ESPN analysts seemed shocked and angered, especially Kirk Herbstreit. Northern Illinois became the first MAC team to earn a BCS Bowl berth.On the ESPN BCS Selection Show, Rece Davis asked Herbstreit, "With the rules being set this way. The rules also allow a team with five losses like Wisconsin to go. They allow Louisville to go. They are ranked ahead of both of them so what's your reaction to Northern Illinois being in a BCS game? " He replied very distraughtly,  “...The fact that Northern Illinois is in the BCS in 2012 is really a sad state for college football and  where we are with the current system...They don't deserve to be in the BCS this year. Are you kidding me with Northern Illinois playing in the BCS? There's two things here that stand out. Northern Illinoi...
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