Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
The chances of the Northern Illinois Huskies actually winding up in a BCS bowl game are extremely slim, but are not completely out of the question, so as Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber would say, "You're telling me there's a chance..."
Yes, the UCLA Bruins loss in the Pac-12 title game helps the Huskies, and losses by the Texas Longhorns and Boise State Broncos tomorrow night would also help Northern Illinois' cause and are both real possibilities.
However, UCLA took on the No. 8 Stanford Cardinal and the Longhorns have to face the No. 6 Kansas State Wildcats which will not hurt either of them very much in the eyes of the pollsters, and Northern Illinois' victory over the Kent State Golden Flashes probably won't be enough to win over many voters.
The Huskies will be rooting against everyone ahead of them tomorrow, but it will not be enough to move them into the top 16 of the BCS standings, and Northern Illinois will more than likely be getting an invitation to the GoDaddy.com Bowl for a second straight year.