Found November 14, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Northern Illinois wants to connect to the big city of Chicago, and is close, but just outside the reach of its last suburb. In fact, it's lost out in the cornfields somewhere. It wants to connect to big-time college football, and is close, but plays in the stepchild of the big time, the Mid-American Conference, and is ranked No. 15 in the BCS standings despite hardly anyone ever having seen it. It wants quarterback Jordan Lynch to be a Heisman Trophy candidate, and he's close, but . . . "If Jordan isn't in the conversation for the Heisman, I don't know what they were watching,'' Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said after the Huskies beat Ball State 48-27 on Wednesday night. "They're asleep.'' Carey was taking the opportunity to speak to a group of national sports reporters, who found their way to DeKalb for this game. And he had a point. Lynch has been piling up incredible numbers all season, though no one has seen him. On Wednesda...

Northern Illinois Quarterback Jordan Lynch Too Much for Ball State to Handle

Jordan Lynch is hoping he can lead the No. 15 Northern Illinois Huskies to another BCS game and possibly even win a Heisman trophy for himself. He has next to no shot at beating out the front runners for the Heisman, but if he can continue to wrack up wins a BCS game is entirely possible.For three quarters Wednesday night it looked like he and the Huskies were going to fall out of...

Northern Illinois’ canine mascot high-fives person after team scores touchdown (GIF)

In about the most adorable thing ever, Diesel, the canine mascot for the Northern Illinois Huskies, high-fived a member of the team’s cheerleading squad — or someone standing nearby the squad — after the No. 20-ranked squad scored a touchdown en route to a 48-27 victory over the Ball State Cardinals on Wednesday night. With […]The post Northern Illinois’ canine mascot high...

Lynch leads No. 20 N. Illinois past Ball State

Jordan Lynch threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help No. 20 Northern Illinois beat Ball State 48-27 on Wednesday night. Lynch threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Da'Ron Brown to break a tie with 5:49 left, and the Huskies (10-0, 6-0 Mid-American Conference) ran the nation's longest active home winning streak to 25. They also have won 23 straight conference...

Lynch leads Huskies past Ball State

Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey thinks Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch deserves to be mentioned in Heisman Trophy talk. ''If Jordan isn't in the conversation for the Heisman I don't know what people are watching, they were asleep,'' Carey said. ''In my estimation, that trophy goes to the best player in the nation . And with the performance he had...

Ball State Cardinals vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

On Wednesday two MAC schools will face off when the No. 15 Northern Illinois Huskies host the Ball State Cardinals. Both Ball State (9-1, 6-0 MAC) and Northern Illinois (9-0, 5-0 MAC) will be looking to remain unbeaten in conference play. A win over Northern Illinois would go a long way to getting Ball State into the top 25 for the first time this season while Northern Illinois is...

Northern Illinois continues to Impress, Beats Ball State

Dekalb, IL- Hump day doesn’t get any better in the Mac than this Wednesday night as the top two teams in the conference took on each other. The undefeated Northern Illinois Huskies took the field against the one loss Ball State Cardinals. This game was as good as advertised as both teams played neck and […]

Ball State falls short against No. 20 N. Illinois

Quarterback Keith Wenning and the Ball State Cardinals came up about 30 minutes short against No. 20 Northern Illinois. Up 24-20 at the half, the Cardinals were held to three second-half points in a 48-27 loss Wednesday night. ''We just couldn't keep the drives going,'' Ball State coach Pete Lembo said. ''We'd move the ball, have long drives and...
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