NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES NEWS

Bowling Green knocks NIU out of BCS, Heisman picture

PHOTO: USA Today Sports The Northern Illinois Huskies came into the MAC Championship Game looking for their second straight trip to a BCS game and Jordan Lynch was looking to strengthen his Heisman resume. Things didn't turn out like the Huskies pictured them. The Bowling Green Falcons quickly seized control of this game right from the start. QB Matt Johnson led the Falcons...
Via Bloguin Best
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bowling Green knocks NIU out of BCS, Heisman picture

PHOTO: USA Today Sports The Northern Illinois Huskies came into the MAC Championship Game looking for their second straight trip to a BCS game and Jordan Lynch was looking to strengthen his Heisman resume. Things didn't turn out like the Huskies pictured them. The Bowling Green Falcons quickly seized control of this game right from the start. QB Matt Johnson led the Falcons...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 MAC Championship Preview and Prediction: Northern Illinois vs. Bowling Green

Heisman contender Jordan Lynch and the No. 16 Northern Illinois Huskies face off against Travis Greene and the Bowling Green Falcons in the MAC...
Via Athlon Sports
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bowling Green Falcons vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: Betting Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

On Friday the Bowling Green Falcons and Northern Illinois Huskies will match-up with the MAC title on the line. Bowling Green (9-3, 7-1 MAC) will be trying to stop No. 14 Northern Illinois (12-0, 8-0 MAC) from busting the BCS for a second straight season. Coverage of the game between Bowling Green and Northern Illinois will air on ESPN2 beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Ford Field in...
Via Tireball.com
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois defeats Dartmouth 64-57

Darrell Bowie scored six of his 12 points in the final four minutes and Northern Illinois held on to defeat Dartmouth 64-57 Thursday night. Bowie hit a layup to tie the game at 54, then made a layup to stretch the lead to three, 58-55 with 1:28 remaining. Bowie capped his scoring with a layup, giving NIU (3-4) a 62-57 lead with eight second to play. Jordan Threloff, coming off...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois tries to focus on only MAC title

No. 16 Northern Illinois is trying to focus only on the Mid-American Conference championship game. That might not be easy. If the Huskies beat Bowling Green on Friday night in Detroit, they will likely earn a second straight BCS bowl bid. Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said the Falcons are probably better in all three phases of the game than any opponent his team has faced...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Lynch is really good, but he’s not Heisman deserving

In the argument for Jordan Lynch winning the Heisman, I often here people say, “well maybe he shouldn’t win the Heisman, but he deserves to be invited.” Well, it’s the exact same argument as saying “MLB player X is a Hall of Famer, but not a first ballot Hall of famer.” In other words, it’s a dumb argument. A really dumb argument. If you think Frank Thomas is a Hall...
Via The Sports Bank
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Carey leads NIU to brink of another BCS bowl bid

(Eds: With FBC--T25-MAC Championship. With AP Photos.) By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer Rod Carey could have been on the golf course. As alternatives go, this isn't bad. He has a shot at a conference championship and a chance to crash the BCS party again as he winds up his first full season as Northern Illinois' head coach. With Heisman Trophy candidate Jordan Lynch...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

MAC Championship Game: Staff predictions

Can Bowling Green stand in the way of Jordan Lynch and Northern Illinois to the BCS? Photo: USA Today Sports The Northern Illinois Huskies are looking to make a second straight trip to the BCS. Busting the BCS in back-to-back seasons has been done once before, by TCU in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, but nobody seems to consider this Northern Illinois team in the same regard as those...
Via Bloguin Best
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

MAC Championship Game: Staff predictions

Can Bowling Green stand in the way of Jordan Lynch and Northern Illinois to the BCS? Photo: USA Today Sports The Northern Illinois Huskies are looking to make a second straight trip to the BCS. Busting the BCS in back-to-back seasons has been done once before, by TCU in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, but nobody seems to consider this Northern Illinois team in the same regard as those...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Bowling Green-N. Illinois Preview

Though Northern Illinois is in position to potentially bust the BCS for a second straight season, its current focus is on winning a third consecutive conference title. The No. 16 Huskies look to keep those BCS hopes alive and continue their league dominance Friday night against Bowling Green in the Mid-American Conference championship game at Ford Field in Detroit. After becoming...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

MAC Championship a Formality for Huskies

When the Mid-American Conference Championship game is played Friday December 6th, it may be a simple formality for the 12-0 Northern Illinois squad looking to compete in its second consecutive BCS Bowl game. When the game kicks off at 8:00PM in Detroit’s Ford Field, Bowling Green at 9-3 will be looking for a monumental upset and its first double-digit win season since they were...
Via NCAA Football Zone
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

NIU behind Lynch Set up for BCS

Northern Illinois University behind QB Jordan Lynch not only beat Western Michigan 33-14 Tuesday evening. QB Jordan Lynch broke his own FBS rushing record (317 yards) for a QB, amassing 321 yards on 27 carries. With that victory, they have also set themselves up for another run at a second consecutive BCS Bowl game. They will either have to beat Buffalo or Bowling Green in the...
Via NCAA Football Zone
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Lynch With Another Heisman Trophy Statement

Will Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch win the Heisman Trophy?Probably not, it's been earmarked for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston since week one.  Tuesday night on a frigid night in Dekalb, Illinois Lynch had another record setting performance against Western Michigan making one last impression on the Heisman Trophy voters.Lynch broke his own NCAA record...
Via Online Sports Guys
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Lynch breaks NCAA record, No. 14 N. Illinois routs W. Michigan

Jordan Lynch broke his single-game rushing record for quarterbacks with 321 yards and No. 14 Northern Illinois completed its first unbeaten regular season in 50 years with a 33-14 victory over Western Michigan on Tuesday night. Lynch carried the ball 27 times in topping his previous record of 316 yards, set on Oct. 19 against Central Michigan. He established the mark with a 6-yard...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

If you think Jordan Lynch should be invited, you think Jordan Lynch should win

In the argument for Jordan Lynch winning the Heisman, I often here people say, “well maybe he shouldn’t win the Heisman, but he deserves to be invited.” Well, it’s the exact same argument as saying “MLB player X is a Hall of Famer, but not a first ballot Hall of famer.” In other words, it’s a dumb argument. A really dumb argument. If you think Frank Thomas is a Hall...
Via The Sports Bank
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Michigan unveils special uniforms for Northern Illinois game

Shortly after the Northern Illinois Huskies unveiled their special uniforms for their Senior Day, Western Michigan unveiled a special set of uniforms.  The helmet and the jersey look great, the logo looks fantastic on the white helmet and the font for the numbers is great.  The pants on the other hand are a totally different story.  They are absolutely brutal and look too much...
Via Diehardsport
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois unveils “Dark Dog” uniforms for Senior Day

The Northern Illinois Huskies were given a special uniform for their Senior Day against the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday.  The jerseys look great, but the best part is clearly the helmet.  The enlarged logo and chrome facemask look fantastic. [@PhilHecken]
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Western Michigan Broncos: Betting Odds, Point Spread, and tv info

On Tuesday night the No. 14 Northern Illinois Huskies will host the Western Michigan Broncos. Northern Illinois (11-0) will be looking to remain unbeaten when they take on a fellow MAC opponent in Western Michigan. (1-10) Coverage of the game between Northern Illinois and Western Michigan will air on ESPN2 beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, IL.  Western...
Via Tireball.com
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NIU Huskies vs WMU: brutally honest preview

The NIU Huskies go for perfection tomorrow night versus perhaps the weakest opponent they’ll face all season. Yes, the Western Michigan Broncos, Kalamazoo’s MAC team, are stunningly bad. They are probably worse than Idaho and you saw what the NIU Huskies did to the Vandals. With Ball State thwarted, WMU are the only thing that stands between the NIU Huskies, Chicago’s BCS Team...
Via The Sports Bank
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

N. Illinois routs D-II St. Joseph's (Ind.) 111-61

Darrell Bowie scored 23 points and J.J. Cravatta had 20 as Northern Illinois routed Division II St. Joseph's (Ind.) 111-61 on Sunday. Leading 36-30 in the first half, Northern Illinois (2-3) went on a 17-2 run to extend its lead to 21 points. The Huskies led 59-37 at halftime and outscored St. Joseph's 52-24 in the second half. It was the first time the Huskies had broken...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

W. Michigan-N. Illinois Preview

Jordan Lynch has never lost a home game as a starter at Northern Illinois. Based on Western Michigan's struggles under first-year coach and former NIU receiver P.J. Fleck, it would appear he's in good position to finish his stellar career unbeaten at Huskie Stadium. Hoping to continue their Mid-American Conference dominance, the undefeated No. 18 Huskies try to extend the...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

NIU wins MAC West Division

Northern Illinois University won the MAC West Division when they beat the Toledo Rockets yesterday 35-17. The Huskies (11-0, 7-0) kept their hopes of playing in a second consecutive BCS bowl game alive by pulling away from an upset minded Toledo Team. Toledo (7-4, 5-2) was playing for a chance to share the MAC West Division Title. Up next for NIU is a home game against Western Michigan...
Via NCAA Football Zone
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynch's 3 TDs lead N. Illinois over Toledo, into MAC title game

Jordan Lynch rushed for three touchdowns and 161 yards to lead No. 20 Northern Illinois over Toledo 35-17 on Wednesday night, securing a fourth consecutive trip to the Mid-American Conference title game. Lynch's third touchdown, a 1-yard dive into the end zone, capped a 99-yard drive that stretched the lead to 28-17. The Huskies started the fourth quarter backed up against their...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynch's 3 TDs lead N. Illinois over Toledo 35-17

Jordan Lynch rushed for three touchdowns and 161 yards to lead No. 20 Northern Illinois over Toledo 35-17 on Wednesday night, securing a fourth consecutive trip to the Mid-American Conference title game. Lynch's third touchdown, a 1-yard dive into the end zone, capped a 99-yard drive that stretched the lead to 28-17. The Huskies started the fourth quarter backed up against their...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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