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...
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