NIU News: Offense right on track for conference play

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Hey, let's keep talking about the Wisconsin game. Two weeks after the fact that Northern Illinois played a Top-10 team so miserably at Soldier Field, the Badgers game still scorns the Huskies for good reason. The offense before then against Kansas and just this past week against Cal Poly scored 42 and 47 points respectively.

Nathan Palmer says "I really, firmly still believe that that wasn’t us at all." He said that Wisconsin slowed down the tempo just enough for the Huskies to lose their focus and rhythm. That sounds a lot like basketball and a lot like how Oregon struggled against LSU early on in the season. This lack of focus can be attributed to any number of things including a "hangover" from the Kansas game we were so close to winning or the expectations and excitement of playing in Soldier Field. Huskie Stadium might have been a little more comforting to the team, but what are you going to do?

K Matthew Sims is hard on himself, but where are the articles on kickoff specialist Tyler Wedel? I'm glad that Sims was able to get some work in Saturday at the expense of the offense scoring touchdowns, but we'll need him to perform greatly come the conference season. The main concern I have right now is with position that has been so important all across the board in college football this year.

HuskieWire.com Vidcast: Central Michigan week

A day in the life - Northern Star Online: News

go, go Tommylee Lewis - Northern Star Online: News

On CMU:

Football underclassmen forced to step up due to injuries | Central Michigan Life

Northern Illinois football: Central Michigan will provide challenge to NIU - chicagotribune.com

Huskie Wire | Doeren doing his homework

Huskie Wire | NIU football: CMU live chat replay

Huskie Wire | KORCEK'S CORNER: Nothing Pleasant about it

Huskies hungry for victory against Central Michigan - Northern Star Online: News

Breakdown: Central Michigan's offense - Northern Star Online: News

Breakdown: Central Michigan's defense - Northern Star Online: News

Key player: Ryan Radcliff - Northern Star Online: News

Key player: NIU defensive line - Northern Star Online: News

News conference:

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - September 27, 2011 - Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Northern Illinois Opens MAC Play at Central Michigan - Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Game Notes: Central Michigan vs. Northern Illinois - CMUChippewas.com—Official Web Site of Central Michigan University Athletics

Central Michigan week: NIU players

Central Michigan week: Dave Doeren news conference

Around CFB:

Huskie Wire | Links around MAC West

Forde: Future Watch kicks off with Top 15 prospects

Week 4 News and Notes Part 2

Kill is back at Minnesota practice.

Huskie Wire | With Kill still seeking treatment, Gophers focus

MAC Power Rankings: Week Five - Hustle Belt

Moneyball In College Football: Markets, Statistics And Hal Mumme - SBNation.com

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