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...
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

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...
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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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