The AP is reporting that the Northern Illinois Huskies (no. 16 in AP Poll) will play Florida State in the Orange Bowl. The Huskies (12-1) defeated Kent State in the MAC Championship Game. A rule in the BCS states that any team that is ranked in the top 16 in the BCS, and higher than a major conference champion, is granted access to a BCS game.
Northern Illinois would be the first MAC team to play in a BCS Game. NIU’s only loss was at Iowa in the Week 1.