Found November 15, 2013 on Unathletic:
You can’t blame them for wanting to look ahead. Once Northern Illinois had taken control of a back-and-forth game against Ball State in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter, fans at Huskie Stadium started chanting, ‘BCS-BCS.’ NIU still has a few more regular-season games to play, but its supporters in attendance had the right idea. By beating Ball State 48-27 on Wednesday night, No. 20 Northern Illinois cleared the biggest obstacle standing in its path to a second consecutive appearance in a BCS bowl. Northern Illinois’ BCS future would look a lot less clear had Jordan Lynch not decided to turn Wednesday night’s game into a personal Heisman showcase. The senior was brilliant for four quarters, going 26-of-32 for 345 yards (the most Lynch had thrown for since a win over Toledo in November last year) and two touchdowns while rushing for an additional 123 yards and two scores. But the statistics don’t tell the whole story. Lynch reminded everyone who wasn’t paying attention that he...

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...

Huskies live in the Land of Almost

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...

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...

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...

Northern Illinois focused on BCS

The University of Illinois has their focus on second consecutive BCS bowl game. The (10-0, 6-0 Mid American) Huskies beat perhaps their biggest challenger in Ball State 48-27 Wednesday night. The Cardinals (9-2, 6-1 Mid American) were vying for a Division Title. QB Jordan Lynch was spectacular and his squad dominated the 4th quarter after being trading scores for the first 3 quarters...

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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