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Huskies end 15th in polls, heading to Orange Bowl

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 5th, 2012

Photo by Scott Walstrom, NIU Media Services

DEKALB — The 12-1 Mid-American Conference Champion Northern Illinois University football team will meet ACC Champion Florida State in the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla. as the Huskies will cap a historic season with the first Bowl Championship Series appearance in school and MAC history.

Northern Illinois earned its nation-leading 12th straight victory with a 44-37 double overtime victory over #17 (BCS) Kent State, 44-37, in the Marathon MAC Championship game in Detroit on Friday, Nov. 30.

The win elevated the Huskies to a number 15 spot in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ Polls, and put one of the winningest programs in the nation over the last three years into BCS consideration for the first time in school history.

For the complete article see the 12-04-2012 issue.

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