30. uDrove Humanitarian Bowl
December 18, 2010 Boise, ID 5:30 pm ESPN
Fresno State vs. Northern Illinois
Three Reasons To Watch This Bowl: 1) The NIU running game really is special, even if it didn't show it against Miami University in the MAC Championship choke. 2) The Fresno State defensive front is among the most active and the most productive at getting into the backfield as any in the nation. 3) It's a sneaky-good matchup. NIU really is the MAC's best team, while Fresno State has the explosiveness on offense to make this an offensive show. The Humanitarian Bowl has been among the most competitive of all the bowls over the last several years.
And Why You Should Spend Your Time Roasting Your Chestnuts: NIU might be down after the MAC championship and with head coach Jerry Kill leaving for Minnesota. Fresno State doesn't have a consistent attack.
Three Names To Drop That'll Make The Perky Girl In Accounting Want To Take You Into The Storeroom During The Holiday Party For Smooches: 1) RB Chad Spann, NIU, 2) DE Chris Carter, Fresno State, 3) RB Robbie Rouse, Fresno State
Gut-Reaction Pick That Might Change In The Next Few Days On A Whim: Fresno State 27 ... Northern Illinois 20