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Huskies fall in blowout loss to Boise State in Poinsettia Bowl

By Christopher Loggins | December 23, 2015

Football (8-6, 6-2 MAC) ended its season with a 55-7 loss to Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl on Wednesday. Boise State got the game started quickly, outscoring the Huskies 21-0 in the first quarter. Junior receiver Aregeros Turner returned a kick-off...

Huskies lose MAC title, but head for Poinsettia Bowl game

By Patrick Smith | December 7, 2015

Football (8-5, 6-3 MAC) will face Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl later this month after losing to Bowling Green (10-3, 8-1 MAC) in the MAC Championship game 34-14 Friday.The Huskies’ offense struggled in the first quarter, ending with two punts...

Huskies to play Boise State in Poinsettia Bowl

By Northern Star staff | December 6, 2015

Football (8-5. 6-3 MAC) will face off against Boise State (8-4, 5-3 MWC) in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 23 after losing to Bowling Green in the MAC Championship on Friday.The Huskies have now made it to eight consecutive bowl games, a record for NIU and...

NIU Huskies conquer Bowling Green Falcons in MAC Championship, 51-17

By Frank Gogola | December 8, 2014

Football put its best foot forward on the big stage Friday in the MAC Championship game after months of close victories.The Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, in the MAC title contest at Ford Field in Detroit. This is the...

Huskies end season with loss at Poinsettia Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 27, 2013

No. 23 football (12-2, 8-1 MAC) suffered its second loss of the season – and second loss in a row – as it fell, 21-14, to the Utah State Aggies (9-5, 7-2 MW) in the 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday at Qualcomm Stadium...

Quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) outflanks the Toledo defense and runs the ball downfield during Wednesday nights game. NIU won, 35-17.

Lynch determined to take victory away from Heisman in New York

By Steve Shonder | December 10, 2013

Quarterback Jordan Lynch’s nomination for the Heisman puts a cap on one of the best seasons  any college football player has had.He’s the MAC’s first Heisman finalist since Chad Pennington of Marshall University in 1999 and just the third overall....

NIU headed to Poinsettia Bowl

By Northern Star Staff | December 8, 2013

NIU’s 12-1 football team will make its sixth straight bowl appearance when it takes on Utah State in the San Diego County Union Poinsettia Bowl on at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 26 at Qualcomm Stadium.The Poinsettia Bowl announcement comes after a 12-0 perfect regular...