Northern Illinois went 12-1 this season. The Huskies won the Mid-American Conference. They deserve to go to a bowl game.
Just not a Bowl Championship Series game.
The truth is that many of us college football nuts love watching MAC games. They are fun, they are high-scoring and they are unpredictable. MACtion has taken on a life of its own, especially on Twitter. And the games provide great drama on a Tuesday night.
Northern Illinois, the MACs best in 2012, finished 15th in the BCS standings on Sunday. And that made the little school from a non-automatic-qualifying conference an automatic BCS team.
The Huskies are going to a BCS bowl instead of a program like Oklahoma, which went 10-2, losing to Notre Dame (No. 1 in the BCS standings) and Kansas State (No. 5). Or a 10-2 Clemson team, that lost to South Carolina (No. 10) and Florida State (No. 12).
This isnt a Boise State, a program that blew the doors off teams in the regular season and knocked off TCU (in 2010) and Oklahoma (in 200...