Northern Illinois even with one loss during the regular was able to make to a BCS bowl game due to the way the rules are setup, and most importantly, the lack of a playoff system this year.
Many pundits dismissed the Huskies and the system for even giving them a shot. One person who did give them a shot was their starting quarterback Jordan Lynch.
Lynch had a terrific season passing for over 3,000 yards, rushing for nearly 2,000 and scoring 44 total touchdowns against inferior MAC competition.
Lynch felt so good about his teams chances, that he called out the Seminoles earlier this week saying that he wanted to see FSU defenders “on their knees” by the fourth quarter.
That verdict was not to be, as the Noles slowed walked the Huskies in dominating fashion and won 31-10. After the game the Seminoles fired a few shots of their own via The Orlando Sentinel.
“He’s terrible,” Williams said according to the Orlando Sentinel. “I can’t believe they tried us like that. They tried our life, man. … He’s not good at all.”