Posted by AlCheez on 12/3/2012 8:35:00 AM (view original):
Seriously. NIU apparently lost a bunch of their team to graduation last year, and so maybe can get a bit of a pass for early season struggles, but still...
Loss to Iowa
7 point win against Kansas after trailing in the 4th
1 point win against Army after trailing in the 4th
Boise State/TCU they ain't.
Yeah. The MAC does have quite a few wins against AQ teams (Penn St., Indiana, Iowa, Rutgers, Cincinnati, South Florida, Connecticut). Even Bowling Green gave Florida a very strong game in Florida to start the year. This is perhaps the best the MAC has been overall perhaps ever. That said, Oklahoma is a much better team than NIU and would the Sugar and Orange bowls a lot better if it was there rather than NIU. Of course, I don't mind seeing the little schools play in the big stage against the big boys so I don't have any problem with it.