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Seminoles too much for Huskies

By Brian Earle | January 2, 2013

On the biggest stage NIU football has ever played on, the bright lights of the Orange Bowl proved to be too much in its matchup against Florida State on New Year’s Day. The Huskies played the Seminoles close for three quarters, but the 31-10 Florida...

Senior wide receiver Martel Moore (1) dives and scores during Tuesdays Orange Bowl game against FSU.

Huskies fall short in Orange Bowl, 31-10

By Matt Hopkinson | January 2, 2013

In a game where NIU had a lot of the breaks go its way, it still could not muster up enough to pull out a victory over the Florida State Seminoles. The crucial play of the game came in the third quarter. After scoring a touchdown on a connection between...

Huskies down 14-3 at halftime

Huskies down 14-3 at halftime

By Matt Hopkinson | January 1, 2013

The Florida State Seminoles won the opening coin toss in the Orange Bowl and chose to defer possession. The NIU Huskies went three and out on their opening possession, but got the ball back on a Nick O’Leary fumble, forced by Rashaan Melvin and recovered...

NIU junior quarterback Jordan Lynch stands with his high school football coach and supporter, Frank Lenti. Lenti is the head football coach at Mount Carmel High School.

Huskies plan for Manuel

By Brian Earle | December 30, 2012

For some teams, game planning for a dual-threat, mobile quarterback can be a challenge. However, this will not be the case for NIU’s defense. The Huskies’ defense will feel comfortable going up against Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel, as they...

Florida State offense vs NIU defense will be key

By Matt Hopkinson | December 28, 2012

While the Orange Bowl match-up has been billed as David versus Goliath, as well as an explosive offensive versus a suffocating defense, there is more than meets the eye. The offense of NIU is not the only aspect that has allowed it to become the first...