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Northern Illinois vs. Florida State,
01/01/2013 20:30 EDT,
Score: 10 - 31
Point Spread: +14/-110 Northern Illinois
Orange Bowl (Miami Gardens, FL) 8:30 ET
Northern Illinois vs Florida State
Huskies + over Seminoles- There are a number of people that are still scratching their heads trying to figure out how Northern Illinois get the plum Orange Bowl invite. The Huskies enter with a 12 game winning streak after dropping their season's opener against Iowa 18-17. Defense is the key for Florida State as the have the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in defensive end Bjoen Werner as they are third in passing defense (160.8 yards) and fourth in rushing (93 yards). This is a big step for Northern Illinois as Rod Carey makes his head coaching debut. The former offensive coordinator will test his ability against the Seminoles here. Take NORTHERN ILLINOIS!