NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Talk about the latest College games and players and discuss the NFL Draft here. Get reports on players, prospects, Draft Links, the latest Mock Drafts and other indepth analysis, plus the latest on the NCAA College games.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
Mothman
Defensive Tackle
Posts: 37407
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2003 11:48 am
Location: Chicago, IL

NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by Mothman » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:16 am

http://www.niuhuskies.com/sports/m-foot ... 12aaa.html

It's possible that nobody around here cares but me but I'm excited about it! The Huskies won their second straight conference championship by beating 17th-ranked Kent State in double overtime yesterday. It was a thriller and it's good to see my old school dominating their conference and winning it all. :)
0 x

Crax
All Pro Elite Player
Posts: 1790
Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:48 am
Location: Utah

Re: NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by Crax » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:33 am

I care a bit. They're going to lose to Utah State here I think if the matchup happens :D
0 x

User avatar
Mothman
Defensive Tackle
Posts: 37407
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2003 11:48 am
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by Mothman » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:43 pm

Crax wrote:I care a bit. They're going to lose to Utah State here I think if the matchup happens :D
Hey! You take that back! :)
0 x

User avatar
BGM
Hall of Famer
Posts: 5948
Joined: Wed May 14, 2003 11:39 am

Re: NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by BGM » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:56 pm

Wow! Kent State had been playing really well lately and I really thought they would steamroll through NIU. Congrats to NIU!
0 x
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer." - Frank Zappa

User avatar
Mothman
Defensive Tackle
Posts: 37407
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2003 11:48 am
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by Mothman » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:13 am

BGM wrote:Wow! Kent State had been playing really well lately and I really thought they would steamroll through NIU. Congrats to NIU!
:)

If I'm not mistaken, NIU hasn't lost to a MAC team in two years so I knew they'd give Kent State all they could handle. I'm just glad they won. Unfortunately, that good news was followed yesterday by the news that head coach Dave Doeren is already leaving for a job with a BCS school (NC State). I knew that was inevitable but I was hoping he'd coach the Huskies for more than two seasons. :(

Now I'm waiting to see which bowl game NIU will play in and who will be coaching them!
0 x

User avatar
Mothman
Defensive Tackle
Posts: 37407
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2003 11:48 am
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by Mothman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:58 am

NIU is going to the Orange Bowl! They'll play Florida State, which could get ugly, but it's a huge honor for the Huskies football program.
0 x

User avatar
PurpleMustReign
Starting Wide Receiver
Posts: 18479
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:48 pm
Location: Crystal, MN
Contact:

Re: NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:04 pm

Mothman wrote:NIU is going to the Orange Bowl! They'll play Florida State, which could get ugly, but it's a huge honor for the Huskies football program.
With all due respect to NIU, I can't believe a team like NIU and Louisville are going to play the likes of Florida dna Florida State. Those have the potential to be UGLY games and I can't imagine the ratings will be as good as, say, if Oklahoma would play in those games.
0 x
The Devil whispered in the Viking's ear, "There's a storm coming." The Viking replied, "I am the storm." ‪#‎SKOL2017 #BringitHome‬

User avatar
PurpleMustReign
Starting Wide Receiver
Posts: 18479
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:48 pm
Location: Crystal, MN
Contact:

Re: NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:15 pm

80 PurplePride 84 wrote:NIU going to the Orange Bowl cause 9-3 and LA Tech from missing out on a bowl altogether somehow apparently.
http://espn.go.com/college-football/sto ... -bowl-game
Well how stupid is this University? They are LOUISIANA TECH, they should be happy to be invited to any Bowl game. What were they waiting for, the Orange Bowl to change their mind? Incredible.
0 x
The Devil whispered in the Viking's ear, "There's a storm coming." The Viking replied, "I am the storm." ‪#‎SKOL2017 #BringitHome‬

User avatar
Mothman
Defensive Tackle
Posts: 37407
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2003 11:48 am
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by Mothman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:58 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:With all due respect to NIU, I can't believe a team like NIU and Louisville are going to play the likes of Florida dna Florida State. Those have the potential to be UGLY games and I can't imagine the ratings will be as good as, say, if Oklahoma would play in those games.
I'm sure Florida State vs. Oklahoma would yield better ratings but in this case, NIU benefits from the BCS system:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1430 ... ce-to-bump
A lot of Big 12 fans are asking themselves how No. 15 Northern Illinois got in a BCS Bowl and No. 11 Oklahoma didn't. Your frustration is understandable, but don't blame Northern Illinois—blame the damn system.

The Mid-American Conference champion Northern Illinois Huskies (12-1) ended up No. 15 in the final BCS standings and went to a BCS Bowl because of the BCS' own selection rules.

The champion of Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Sun Belt Conference, or the Western Athletic Conference will earn an automatic berth in a BCS bowl game if either:

A. Such team is ranked in the top 12 of the final BCS Standings, or,

B. Such team is ranked in the top 16 of the final BCS Standings and its ranking in the final BCS Standings is higher than that of a champion of a conference that has an annual automatic berth in one of the BCS bowls.
It could definitely be an ugly game but hopefully, NIU will play well and make it interesting. For the big-time college football fan, I'm sure it's not an appealing matchup but for us lowly MAC fans, It's pretty exciting. :) NIU has been steadily building it's program for years and an opportunity like this should only help them with that process.
0 x

User avatar
GoldenBear91
Pro Bowl Elite Player
Posts: 563
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 5:33 pm
Location: Newark, Illinois

Re: NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by GoldenBear91 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:58 am

I have 3 players headed to NIU so I am officially on board with the HUSKIES! Beat FSU!
0 x

User avatar
Mothman
Defensive Tackle
Posts: 37407
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2003 11:48 am
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by Mothman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:35 pm

GoldenBear91 wrote:I have 3 players headed to NIU so I am officially on board with the HUSKIES! Beat FSU!
Cool! I hope they do well. I think they're joining a good program.

I don't know if you can give their names out but I'd love to know who they are so I can pay extra attention to them as I follow the Huskies over the next few seasons.

Jim
0 x

User avatar
GoldenBear91
Pro Bowl Elite Player
Posts: 563
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 5:33 pm
Location: Newark, Illinois

Re: NIU wins second straight MAC Championship!

Post by GoldenBear91 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:00 am

Well, with the head coach leaving I'm not sure what will happen, but I think all three are planning on staying even with the head coach moving up to NC State.
0 x

Post Reply