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...
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