Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/22/12
Northern Illinois' ticket to the Mid-American Conference title game already has already been punched. The 24th-ranked Huskies still aren't planning to take Friday's regular-season finale easy. Northern Illinois (10-1, 7-0 MAC) can set a new school record with its 11th straight win and tie the program's single-season victory total by beating Eastern Michigan (2-9, 1-6) on the road. Coach Dave Doeren, who's taken the Huskies to the MAC championship game in each of his two seasons, said his team has even greater goals. ''I heard only two programs have won 10-plus games the last three seasons: us and Oregon,'' he said. ''If we can continue, obviously getting to 11, 12 and the magic number 13, it would be a magical season for us.'' Junior quarterback Jordan Lynch has rushed for at least 100 yards in nine straight starts and became the first QB in Football Bowl Subdivision history to pass for 400 yards and rush for 100 in last week's 31-24 win over Toledo that clinched the division t...
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