NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES NEWS

Poinsettia Bowl: Lynch looks for big finale

PHOTO: USA Today Sports NIU Huskies (12-1) vs Utah State Aggies (8-5) Thursday, Dec 26th @ 9:30 pm (ESPN) Line: NIU by 1.5 How NIU got here: Northern Illinois and Jordan Lynch rolled to a 12-0 regular season record and looked poised to make their second straight BCS bowl. Not so fast my friend, they got beat by 20 points in the MAC Championship Game and fell from a possible...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Huskies Assistant Coach Under NCAA Investigation

Washington Huskies defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi was accused of breaking NCAA rules. He was accused of paying for a football players online class and tutoring. The recruit in question is Andrew Basham. Basham signed with the Huskies but did not meet the academic requirements to enter school. A throwing coach named Mike Davis claimed Lupoi gave him $3,000 for the tutoring of Basham...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Chicago Blows 15-Point Lead, Loses To Northern Illinois

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (5-6) looked on track to extend its winning streak to three games, leading Northern Illinois (4-5) 29-14 early in the second half. But from that point, things quickly unraveled for the Ramblers. Jordan Threloff converted a layup and Travon Baker drilled a three-pointer a couple of minutes later to cut the lead to nine points. Aaron Armstead...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

N. Illinois rallies; beats Loyola of Chicago 55-49

Travon Baker scored 14 points as Northern Illinois overcame a 28-14 halftime deficit to beat Loyola of Chicago 55-49 Wednesday night. Darrell Bowie added 13 points and nine rebounds while Dontel Highsmith scored 10. Aaron Armstead chipped in 12 points off the bench. Northern Illinois (4-5) shot a frigid 23 percent in the first half and dug themselves a 14-point deficit. Loyola...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Chicago Set to Finish Homestand Against Northern Illinois

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (5-5) will wrap up its home slate for 2013 against Northern Illinois tonight. The Ramblers, who are undefeated at home, are coming off a 12-point victory against the Campbell Camels. Northern Illinois (3-5) has had a tough start to the season, but the Huskies are much improved since finishing 5-25 last season. The Huskies, who are coming off...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah St.-N. Illinois Preview

Led by Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois can set the single-season school record for victories - though it would come one game later than they would have liked. Having just missed out on a second consecutive BCS bowl bid, the No. 24 Huskies expect a serious challenge against Utah State and its stout defense in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 26 in San Diego. After...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 22 UMass beats Northern Illinois 80-54

Northern Illinois coach Mark Montgomery liked the way his team hung in there against No. 22 Massachusetts on Saturday. The Huskies battled, but never really threatened in losing 80-54. ''We just couldn't get over the hump,'' Montgomery said. ''They sped us up. ''With them getting off to a good start, I'm glad my team weathered the storm...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Heisman Trophy Profile: Jordan Lynch

Name- Jordan Lynch School- Northern Illinois HT/WT- 6’0 216 Class- (Senior) Stats (46 total touchdowns, 2676 passing yards, 1898 rushing yards, 63.1 comp %) Jordan Lynch of Chicago,IL and pride of Mt. Carmel High School is finally getting the recognition he deserves and is heading to NYC tomorrow for a chance to win the 2013 Heisman Trophy. Lynch is a six-foot dual-threat quarterback...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Heisman Finalists: Jordan Lynch looks to upset the big boys

Lynch was the best running back you've never heard of & he plays quarterback. Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports Six Finalists for the 2013 Heisman Trophy were announced on Monday evening. Crystal Ball Run will be taking a look at each finalist.  Jordan Lynch, Quarterback Northern Illinois  2,676 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 140.8 passer rating...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

For Lynch, big prize still out there in Heisman

For Jordan Lynch, one big prize is still out there. Northern Illinois' star quarterback will find out Saturday in New York if he's the Heisman Trophy winner. Lynch was one of six finalists invited Monday to the ceremony along with overwhelming favorite Jameis Winston of Florida State and last year's winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M. ''I don't think it will all sink in until...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois, Utah State in Poinsettia Bowl

Star dual-threat quarterback Jordan Lynch and the No. 24. Northern Illinois Huskies will face Mountain West Conference Mountain Division champion Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 26 at Qualcomm Stadium. Northern Illinois (12-1) saw its hopes of playing in a BCS game dashed by a 47-27 loss to Bowling Green in the Mid-American Conference title game. Lynch ran for 1,881 yards...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois WR Juwan Brescacin Makes One-Handed TD Grab Against BGSU

Northern Illinois’ BCS bowl hopes ended with a loss to Bowling Green on Friday night, but the Huskies’ offense provided one of the...
Via Athlon Sports
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

BCS buster busted: NIU loss key domino in Ducks backing into a big boy bowl

Jordan Lynch and Northern Illinois fell hard in the MAC Championship game to Bowling Green, 47-27, with Lynch held to 21-40 passing with two interceptions. The loss by the #14 Huskies, who'd threatened to be a BCS buster and automatic qualifier after a 12-0 start against mid-major competition, is a pivotal hurdle in Oregon's come-from-behind chase for an at-large BCS bid, possibly...
Via The Duck Stops Here
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Cade Foster, AJ McCarron respond to David Pollack tweet

Northern Illinois was shockingly blown out by Bowling Green on Friday night. There were very few highlights for the Huskies, as Heisman hopeful Jordan Lynch had a terrible night passing the ball and threw two interceptions. However, Northern Illinois kicker Mathew Sims did showcase his powerful leg. Before the game got away from the Huskies, […]
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

NIU loses MAC title, BCS shot

Jordan Lynch and No. 16 Northern Illinois failed to take advantage of opportunity to impress Heisman Trophy voters and earn a BCS bowl game bid. Matt Johnson threw four of his career-high five touchdown passes in the first half and Bowling Green routed the Huskies 47-27 on Friday night for the Mid-American Conference title, ending their shot at playing in a marquee bowl game. ...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois loses 47-27 to Bowling Green

Jordan Lynch and No. 16 Northern Illinois failed to take advantage of opportunity to impress Heisman Trophy voters and earn a BCS bowl game bid. Matt Johnson threw four of his career-high five touchdown passes in the first half and Bowling Green routed the Huskies 47-27 on Friday night for the Mid-American Conference title, ending their shot at playing in a marquee bowl game. ...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons bust Northern Illinois BCS dream

DETROIT -- Northern Illinois and Jordan Lynch were ready for their coronation ceremony Friday night. No one told Matt Johnson and Bowling Green. Johnson threw for 393 yards and a title game-record five touchdowns as the Falcons won the Mid-American Conference championship game 47-27, ruining Northern Illinois' bid for a second straight BCS berth. "We got a lot of motivation from...
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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 to...
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December 07, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 at quarterback...
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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...
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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...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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