Found December 27, 2013 on FatManWriting:
Thursday night's Poinsettia Bowl pitted one of the top defenses in the nation--Utah State--against one of the best offenses--Northern Illinois--leaving fans with one question to be answered before the night was over: which is worth more?@visitsandiego/TwitterWith Heisman trophy finalist Jordan Lynch on the side of the Huskies the popular choice would have been offense, but Utah State's defense is no joke. The Aggies proved it by effectively taking Lynch out of the equation and winning back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history with a 21-14 win over No. 23 Northern Illinois.Jordan Lynch was never able to figure out the Aggies defense throwing for only 216 yards (20-35), one touchdown and one interception. After gaining more rushing yards in a single season than any other quarterback in NCAA history (1920) he was only able to gain 42 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries.Workmanlike! That was a brain-hammer drive for #UtahState. Here's how it culminated g...

Aggies beat Lynch, No. 24 NIU 21-14 in Poinsettia

Joey DeMartino starred in his hometown Poinsettia Bowl. Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, didn't. Utah State's swarming defense made Lynch look average during a 21-14 victory over No. 24 Northern Illinois on Thursday night. Safety Brian Suite intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble by Lynch, who was bottled up for only 39 yards...

Poinsettia Bowl – Northern Illinois against Utah State

Evening Kids Hope everyone had a super Christmas. Tonight we are off to San Diego, California for the bowl game tonight. I am watching the replay of the game here in Australia, it was on earlier today but I unavailable to cover the game live. I just want to take a minute to thank Dan for covering the Boise State game. It was a great holiday and I really appreciate him taking...

DC's Preview: SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl

Utah State vs. Northern IllinoisQualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CAThursday, December 26th, 9:30 PM on ESPNWhen the Holiday Bowl committee revived the Poinsettia Bowl in 2005 they planned to honor the game's military traditions (the game was played between military base teams in the 1950s), locking Army and Navy into the game with multi-year contracts. The 2013 matchup was supposed...

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State Aggies vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: Betting Odds and tv info

It’s the day after Christmas and the bowl schedule is ramping up. The Utah State Aggies and Northern Illinois Huskies will face off on Thursday in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. Utah State (8-5) will look to give No. 23 Norther Illinois (12-1) their second defeat of the season. Coverage of the Poinsettia Bowl between Utah State and Northern Illinois will air...

Poinsettia Bowl Preview: Utah St. vs. Northern Illinois

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Utah State vs. (23)Northern Illinois, Dec. 26 9:30p.m. ET, ESPN, Line (PK) As a result of their, 47-27, loss to BGSU in the MAC Championship game the Northern Illinois University(NIU) Huskies cost themselves not only a conference title but also a perfect record and a BCS Bowl game berth. It would have been the second-straight BCS bowl...

Utah State's superior defense shuts down Northern Illinois in Poinsettia Bowl

San Diego – The Utah State Aggies proved to be the more physical team at the Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday night, wearing down the Northern Illinois Huskies with a stout defense and a punishing ground attack en route to a 21-14 win.  The Aggies were led by senior running back and game MVP Joey DeMartino's 23-carry, 143-yard performance.Just weeks ago, Northern Illinois was...
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