Northern Illinois Vs. Arkansas State: MAC Takes Season's Final Exhibition

The most important question in all of sports: which is superior, the Sun Belt or the MAC?

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2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl Final Score: Northern Illinois Claims 38-20 Victory, Possibly Some Domain Names

The final FBS game of the 2011 college football season that isn't the BCS National Championship Game featured another thing that made the season great: #MACtion. And the Northern Illinois Huskies capped an exciting season with a 38-20 win over Arkansas State in the 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl that had its fair share of excitement.

Chandler Harnish threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns through the air, and the Huskies' defense forced five Arkansas State turnovers, returning one Ryan Aplin interception for a touchdown, in recovering from a 13-0 deficit to score 31 consecutive points. Northern Illinois scored a touchdown on a fake end around play-action pass and got Jamal Womble's first career touchdown run on the day.

Red Wolves quarterback Aplin threw three interceptions, marring a night on which he threw for 352 yards and a touchdown and ran for another.

For more college football, stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news coverage. And visit our many college football blogs. For more on Northern Illinois, keep it locked to SB Nation Chicago and our Huskies team blog, Red and Black Attack. For more on Mid-American Conference football, visit Hustle Belt.

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Northern Illinois Vs. Arkansas State, GoDaddy.com Bowl 2012: One Final Track Meet

With a ridiculously effective dual-threat quarterback leading the way, Northern Illinois played in some of the best, most MACtion-worthy games of 2011. Meanwhile, Arkansas State showed high upside on both sides of the ball in running away with the Sun Belt title. This could be one of the most entertaining games of an entertaining bowl season.

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