The rematch is on!
When the Northern Illinois Huskies (10-2, 7-1) take on the Bowling Green Falcons (7-5, 5-3) for the 2014 MAC Championship, we should get more than a replay from last year's shellacking the Falcons gave the Huskies. Both teams changed quarterbacks from a year ago, and the Falcons even have a new head coach.
The Huskies haven't won pretty most of the time, but the Falcons went 0-3 against the MAC West, making this game one to watch. Drew Hare has done just enough to get Northern Illinois back to Detroit for a fifth straight year. Meanwhile, James Knapke has stepped in for the injured Matt Johnson, last year's star in this game, and has done wonders. He has helped first year coach Dino Babers get his team to Detroit while learning a new system on the fly.
If you can't attend, here's how you can follow along.
When: Friday, December 5th, 2014, 7:00 p.m. (EST)
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Radio: BG fans can listen on the Falcon Radio Network for free (presumably). NIU fans can listen on WCPT FM 92.5 in DeKalb or WIND AM 560 in Chicago.
Television: ESPN2/WatchESPN App (subscription to cable/satellite provider required)
Odds (as of 9 pm on Wednesday 12/3): -6.5 NIU