Shayn Roby’s Take: Northern Illinois is no longer in the ranks of unbeaten teams, and missed a chance at being a BCS bowl buster after receiving a 47-27 beatdown at the hands of Bowling Green.
In the final year of the BCS system, there will be no BCS buster. No. 14 Northern Illinois (12-1, 8-1 MAC) was dealt their first loss of the season at the worst possible time of the year. Bowling Green (10-3, 8-1 MAC) delivered the blow with a 47-27 victory in the MAC Championship Game.
Bowling Green’s strategy seemed so simple in concept, but few teams manage to get the mission to play out. Forcing Northern Illinois in to a position to rely more n the pass than allowing the Huskies to grind out yardage on the ground paid off, and the Falcons delivered a near flawless performance on both sides of the football.
While Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch is a bit of a household name at this point, this night belonged to Bowling Green’s Matt Johnson. Johnson was precise with his passes, completing 21 of 27 of them…
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