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While I am not blessed with the opportunity to serve as one of the 870 voters who gets to vote for the Heisman winner, I still want to let everyone see what my ballot would look like.  I know there are only 3 finalists but I wanted to share my Top 5. I will start from five to one, hope you enjoy. 5.) Jordan Lynch QB, Northern Illinois 2012 Stats:  Passing: 222/353 for 2,962 passing yards 24 TD’s 5 INT’s 153.0 QB Rating Rushing: 271 carries for 1,771 rushing yards and 19 TD’s Overview: Jordan Lynch is somebody casual college football fans have never heard of. I admit before the season started I never even knew he existed. Lynch became the starting QB for Northern Illinois Huskies. The season didn’t get off to a great start for Jordan or NIU as they lost a 18-17 nail-biter to Iowa. Lynch completed just 6 of 16 passes in that game without a passing touchdown or interception, but he ran the ball 18 times for 119 yards and a touchdown. After that game Jordan Lynch led the Wolfpack to 12 ...

Final BCS projections: Northern Illinois on the bubble, Huskies have hope to Bust the BCS

Boy oh boy, this is the weekend the BCS pollsters and computers gets tested when the final BCS Standings for 2012 are revealed. ESPN's Brad Edwards showed real uncertainty in his BCS Bowl projections last night and CBS Sports' Jerry Palm has Northern Illinois out of the BCS top 16 by just .0021! The real truth is that there is hope for the Huskies, but how much is really...

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit outraged by Northern Illinois BCS Orange Bowl berth, shows clear bias 

Northern Illinois' BCS Berth in the Orange Bowl to face ACC Champion Florida State was not too surprising to me. I had them projected in early morning hours on Sunday in contradiction to projections of ESPN and CBS. ESPN analysts seemed shocked and angered, especially Kirk Herbstreit. Northern Illinois became the first MAC team to earn a BCS Bowl berth.On the ESPN BCS Selection...

BCS induces yawns

Will Jordan Lynch leave some "Drops of Jupiter" all over the Orange Bowl? As expected, the BCS announced Sunday night that college football blue bloods Notre Dame and Alabama will play for the national title in Miami on Jan. 8. The rest of the BCS bowls, however, won’t exactly move the needle. Whatever follow-up the Orange Bowl has planned for last year’s...

'Noles pull away from upstart Huskies

Florida State stuffed Northern Illinois all-purpose threat Jordan Lynch for most of the night Tuesday and won the Orange Bowl 31-10. Senior fullback Lonnie Pryor, voted the game's outstanding player, ran for a career-high 134 yards and two scores in only five carries for Florida State. Senior EJ Manuel threw for 291 yards. The victory was a consolation prize for the No. 13...

2013 Orange Bowl: Was Northern Illinois BCS Worthy?

US Presswire The Huskies of Northern Illinois capped off their regular season with a dramatic double overtime victory over Kent State in the MAC title, 44-37. Instead of everybody congratulating the Huskies or talking about how they put together their best season in program history at 12-1, everybody is inappropriately bashing them. They may be one of the least known or talented...

The BCS Never Fails to Dissapoint

The BCS Never Fails to DissapointAfter all of the hype and speculation, the matchups for the coveted BCS bowls have now been announced. After looking at the results, however, this year’s games could end up being some of the worst games in modern BCS history.  Every year, there are debates about which teams merit the coveted spots.  This year, however, there are three teams that...

NIU makes history; Orange Bowl vs. Florida State

Northern Illinois earned the first BCS bowl bid in school history where they will play Florida State in the Orange Bowl, reported Sunday. The official announcement won’t be made until later tonight. With a 12-1 record and a second straight MAC title, NIU moved up to No. 15 in the BCS poll to qualify for the bid, according to Pete Thamel of, who attributed the report...
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