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This game might not catch your attention right off the bat, but this is actually a really good match up.
Northern Illinois has been the best team you never heard of this year. The Huskies have 10 wins. Yes, 10 wins. If it wasn't for a loss to Miami (OH) in the MAC Championship game, they would have 11 wins and would be ranked.
Running back Chad Spann is the name to look for on the Huskies. The senior has nearly 1,300 yards this year with 20 touchdowns.
Fresno State looked like one of the teams that could have been a BCS Buster coming into the season. However, the Bulldogs dropped four games, three of which came to the WAC Co-Champs.
Prediction: Spann is star for the Huskies, he does have some big games this year, but he hasn't been over 100 yards since October. I expect him to be hungry in this one.
However, Fresno State quarterback Ryan Colburn has had some huge games this year and this game is another impressive performance for the senior in a venue the Bulldogs know well.
Score: Fresno State 28, Northern Illinois 24