NIU News: No. 18 Huskies Prepare for Eastern Michigan

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The No. 18 Northern Illinois Huskies prep to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday.

Huskie Wire | KORCEK'S CORNER: Lynch, Robinson led NIU in their own ways

Northern Illinois football: Defense putting up numbers to reflect unit's growth - chicagotribune.com
Northern Illinois ranks 10th in the Mid-American Conference in total defense, allowing 443.9 yards per game, but its last two games against Akron (372 yards) and Central Michigan (346) marked the lowest numbers of the season.

Huskies to Celebrate Opening of Chessick Practice Center Saturday - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Huskies hope for at-home improvement - Northern Star Online: Sports
With the Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-6, 0-3 MAC) coming into town 2:30 p.m. Saturday, football (7-0, 3-0 MAC) has a good chance to dominate at home for the first time this season.

Breaking Down Eastern Michigan - Northern Star Online: Sports
No. 18 football will host its third home game of the season when Eastern Michigan comes to DeKalb Saturday. The Huskies (7-0, 3-0 MAC) have been flawless to this point, coming off an impressive 38-17 victory over Central Michigan. The Eagles (1-6, 0-3 MAC) have had a season of heartbreak and have lost their last six games in a row. With a win, the Huskies will increase their home-game winning streak to 24 games as well as increase their MAC-winning streak to 21. Sports writer Brian Earle breaks will break down EMU’s players.

Huskie Wire | NIU defense improving each week

Northern Illinois stirs BCS chatter - Chicago Sun-Times
HERB GOULD: For the second consecutive year, the Northern Illinois Huskies are knocking on the BCS bowl door. Last January, they rocked college football by playing in the Orange Bowl. Now they could play their way into the Fiesta Bowl.

Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch among top mid-level QBs - NFL.com
Elite QBs like Teddy Bridgewater aren't the only ones scouts are watching. As Gil Brandt writes, scouts are studying up on little-known gems like Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch.

Huskie Wire | Lynch putting legs, arm to good use

Third quarter turns tide for NIU football - Northern Star Online: Sports
Football (7-0, 3-0 MAC) has been known to get off to slow starts this season, but it has owned the remaining three quarters, especially the third.

NCAA College Football Preview - Eastern Michigan Eagles at Northern Illinois Huskies - Oct 26, 2013 - CBSSports.com
As Northern Illinois looks to extend two of the longest winning streaks in the nation, Eastern Michigan must continue to move forward while grieving a fallen teammate who would have returned to play in his home state Saturday.

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Oct. 22, 2013 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Get ready for Fresno State or Northern Illinois in Fiesta Bowl
Get ready for Fresno State or Northern Illinois in Fiesta Bowl,With the Bowl Championship Series rankings now out, it’s time to get used to the idea that No. 17 Fresno State or No. 18 Northern Illinois is likely to play in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1.

YOUR DAILY NEW MAC BOWL GAME

MAC to Participate in New Miami Beach Bowl in 2016 and 2018 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

TALKING RANKINGS AND BOWLS

Huskies one step closer to BCS - Northern Star Online: Sports
The BCS standings, which were released Sunday, made a lot of noise for NIU fans.

Huskie Wire | Ranking not a concern to Carey

2013 Bowl Projections Week 9: Northern Illinois No Longer Projected To Crash the BCS - Hustle Belt
NIU is still projected to win out, but due to circumstances outside of the Huskies control, they're no longer projected to bust the BCS. Elsewhere, a rematch of the Battle of the Bricks is projected to take place, this time in Hawaii.

BCS Rankings Week 9: Northern Illinois Ranked No. 18 In First BCS Rankings of 2013 - Hustle Belt
The Huskies came in two spots above Louisville in the first BCS rankings of the 2013 season.

After Big Win, Louisville Loss, Are Northern Illinois' BCS Hopes Revived? - Hustle Belt
After Louisville fell at the hands of UCF Friday night, the Huskies have a great chance to bust the BCS for the second straight year. But they still need some help.

College Football Rankings Week 9: Northern Illinois Doesn't Benefit From Louisville's Loss - Hustle Belt
Despite the slew of losses that occurred around the country this weekend, the Northern Illinois Huskies barely received a bump in the latest AP and Coaches polls.

CMU FALLOUT

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Central Michigan Chippewas - Recap - October 19, 2013 - ESPN
NCAA College Football Recap

Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch among top mid-level QBs - NFL.com
Elite QBs like Teddy Bridgewater aren't the only ones scouts are watching. As Gil Brandt writes, scouts are studying up on little-known gems like Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch.

Depth key factor in D-line success - Northern Star Online: Sports
Football (7-0, 3-0 MAC) is so deep at the defensive line it’s scary — for opposing offenses.

Lynch Earns MAC Honor Following Record-Setting Performance - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Lynch breaks NCAA rushing record - Northern Star Online: Sports
In the history of NCAA football, no quarterback has accomplished what redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Lynch did Saturday: setting the NCAA record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a game.

Huskie Wire | Record-setting day

Football continues winning streak - Northern Star Online: News
Following a not-so-stellar Homecoming performance against Akron last weekend, football (7-0, 3-0 MAC) laid a 38-17 beatdown on the Central Michigan Chippewas (3-5, 2-2 MAC) Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

NIU's Lynch Named Walter Camp National Player of the Week - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Record-setting performance by Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch sends Central Michigan to homecoming defeat
There is a reason Northern Illinois is undefeated.

Northern Illinois defeats Central Michigan 38-17 - Hustle Belt
Jordan Lynch capped a 300 plus yard rushing day with three touchdowns as Northern Illinois imposed its will over CMU in the second half in defeating Central Michigan, Lynch set the Kelly/Shorts...

Northern Illinois Runs Over Central Michigan 38-17, Increasing Conference Winning Streak To 20 Games - Hustle Belt
After being tied at the half, Jordan Lynch carried the Huskies to their 20th consecutive MAC win with 316 rushing yards and four total TDs.

NCAA College Football Recap - Northern Illinois Huskies at Central Michigan Chippewas - Oct 19, 2013 - CBSSports.com
Jordan Lynch rushed for 316 yards, an FBS record for a quarterback, and No. 23 Northern Illinois stayed unbeaten Saturday with a 31-17 victory at Central Michigan.

Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch makes history vs. CMU - NFL.com
Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch set a quarterback rushing record in a win over Central Michigan.

Jordan Lynch sets QB rushing record in Northern Illinois win | CollegeFootballTalk
Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch had a career day on Saturday, rushing for 316 yards -- an FBS record for a quarterbacks -- and three touchdowns as NIU stayed unbeaten in beating Central Michigan, 38-17.

Lynch’s 316 Rushing Yards Carry Northern Illinois " CBS Chicago
Jordan Lynch rushed for 316 yards, an FBS record for a quarterback, and No. 23 Northern Illinois stayed unbeaten Saturday with a 31-17 victory at Central Michigan.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Central Michigan Chippewas - Recap - October 19, 2013 - ESPN Chicago
NCAA College Football Recap

NIU Football 2013: NIU at Central Michigan Postgame Notes - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

LYNCH, HUSKIES RUSH PAST CMU - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Huskie Wire | NOTES: Takeaways continue to come for NIU defense

Huskie Wire | Lynch breaks rushing record as NIU remains unbeaten

Northern Illinois Jordan Lynch - chicagotribune.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — It took a dynamic Northern Illinois quarterback to break the 23-year-old rushing record one of his predecessors set.

SOMETHING CALLED BASKETBALL

Northern Illinois Huskies Men's Basketball 2013-2014 Season Preview - Hustle Belt
After two consecutive 5-win seasons, and 7 new players joining the team, is this the year that NIU is finally able to break through or will it be in the cellar for three straight years?

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