Not many people outside the MAC knew the name Jordan Lynch before the start of the season. Fast forward 4 months, leading Northern Illinois University and 12 wins later and Lynch is known nationwide. Lynch played beyond all expectations this season in leading the Huskies and he is not done yet.
Tonight Lynch leads NIU into the biggest game in the school’s history. The Huskies will make their first BCS appearance tonight taking on heavily favored Florida State University. Many of the college football experts screamed for the system to be changed and challenged how NIU could jump Louisiana State University, Georgia or Florida in the big game. Well, sorry SEC fans NIU does belong and going into this afternoon, the SEC teams that have played have shown that they are not so superior.
Not saying NIU will have Seminole defenders on the knees, because Lynch said that last week and the comment caught the attention of FSU coach Jimbo Fisher who contended that NIU is not the only explosive offense in Miami. The Seminoles average 7 yards per play, which ranks among the best offenses in the schools rich football history.
The Huskies counter with a quick striking offense of their own that has worn down defenses throughout the year. The Huskies deserve to be there playing their way into the top 15 and earned their shot at a BCS game. Lynch will lead NIU against a very tough FSU defense but the confident qb can’t back down now. The NIU offense has had defenders on their heels all season and now the Huskies have one goal win the Orange Bowl and bring the trophy back home to Dekalb.