NIU Huskies defeat the Ohio Bobcats 23-20 for their first Championship since 1983.
Friday, Dec 2, 2011, 7:00 PM EST
Mid-American Conference Championship - Ford Field - Detroit, MI
In the MAC Championship allegory, Northern Illinois is Henry Rowengartner. They won it without their fastball.
No more discussion. Let's have this game happen. Either NIU will claim their first MAC Championship since 1983 or the Bobcats will end a longer drought, dating back to 1968. Get thee to a TV, and...
Here are 6 players to watch in the MAC Championship Game who are not NIU's super quarterback. It's not always about the QB.
NIU was not the favorite to win the MAC West, but they crashed the party and are back in the championship game. Now if they can just win it all.
|10:33 left: Ohio U Field Goal - 30-yarder by Matt Weller.|
|4:05 left: Ohio U Touchdown - 24-yard pass from Phillip Bates to Donte Foster. (Matt Weller extra point is good).|
|11:03 left: Ohio U Field Goal - 21-yarder by Matt Weller.|
|2:35 left: Ohio U Touchdown - 18-yard run by Tyler Tettleton. (Matt Weller extra point is good).|
|6:19 left: Northern Ill Touchdown - 39-yard pass from Chandler Harnish to Nathan Palmer. (Mathew Sims extra point is good).|
|7:36 left: Northern Ill Touchdown - 32-yard pass from Chandler Harnish to Martel Moore. (Mathew Sims extra point missed).|
|2:52 left: Northern Ill Touchdown - 22-yard pass from Chandler Harnish to Nathan Palmer. (Mathew Sims extra point is good).|
|0:00 left: Northern Ill Field Goal - 33-yarder by Mathew Sims.|
|Team statistics||Ohio||Northern Illinois|
|Time of Possession||33:59||26:01|
|Punt Return Yards||-2||0|