Humanitarian Bowl 2010: 10 Things You Need To Know About NIU vs. Fresno State

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Humanitarian Bowl 2010: 10 Things You Need To Know About NIU vs. Fresno State
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The regular season may be over, but the blue turf of Boise gets one more chance to shine. Boise, Idaho will help kick off the 2010-2011 college football bowl season on Dec. 18 by playing host to the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl.

The 14th annual edition of the game features Mid-American Conference (MAC) runner-up Northern Illinois versus perennial Western Athletic Conference (WAC) contender Fresno State. This is the first time the schools have played each other since 1991, with the series tied 2-2.

The pairing of two non-AQ conference schools may not have obvious national appeal, but a quick look shows a number of storylines for this prime-time showdown. Here are 10 things you need to know about the matchup of the Northern Illinois Huskies and the Fresno State Bulldogs:

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