After holding off challenges from Toledo and Western Michigan within the division, Northern Illinois had little trouble in its long-awaited rematch with the Falcons.
No. 16 Northern Illinois is trying to focus only on the Mid-American Conference championship game.
Despite winning only one game this season, Western Michigan insists its program is headed in the right direction.
If Kellen Moore and Colt Brennan could do it, then why not Northern Illinois Jordan Lynch? Lynch received three first-place votes for the Heisman Trophy in 2012, so he is certainly on the radar for some voters out there.
Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?
Glenn Bryant and Derek Thompson scored 14 points apiece and Eastern Michigan’s defense stifled Northern Illinois for the second time this season, defeating the Huskies 53-41 Wednesday night.