As the only non-automatic determining meeting group to create a BCS bowl, doubters indicated to the Huskies' lax routine and only reduction to Big Ten bottom-dweller Wi as factors they didn't are supposed to be.
And that disappointment demonstrated itself among bowl associates as well. According to CBS Activities, the day before the experience an Orange Bowl a rep got in a warmed discussion with a NIU employee, disagreeing about their choice. Here's what was said:
“You people [NIU] don't even are entitled to to be here,” the Lemon Dish rep said to the NIU staffer. “We didn't even want you here.”
Harsh terms, but were they warranted?
Everyone realized that North Il was a little bit of an unpleasant duckling for BCS bowl committees, but there was nothing anybody could really do about their choice either.
Several problems in the BCS rulebook (finishing greater than an AQ meeting champ and greater than 15 in the AP Poll) allowed the Huskies to protected a bid to the Lemon Dish. North Il met all the specifications to are eligible and authorities were handcuffed by the restrict of two groups per AQ conventions.
On the area, the experience finished up being pretty aggressive until it all one fourth with North Il using an variety of technique performs to get into the ultimate stanza down 17-10. With the exception of an interception following an onside punch restoration, and it might have been nearer. The Huskies eventually dropped 31-10 to the Seminoles.
We get it, bowl activities are a company. Promotion money and solution revenue with the latter being broker on a game between high-profile groups and regional restrictions. North Il isn't actually the greatest sketch, and it was likely the low need for passes that set the associate off.
But the representative's malice should once again be instructed at the BCS, not at North Il. The Huskies basically defeat the program.