Friday, December 17, 2010

2010 uDrove Humanitarian Bowl Preview

December 18, 2010 5:30 PM ET
Stadium: Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Payout: $750,000
Played: 1997-present
Once known as: MPC Computers Bowl (2004-2006)
Broadcasters: Carter Blackburn, Brock Huard, Mike Bellotti
Sideline Reporter: Shelley Smith
Storyline: Northern Illinois went undefeated in MAC conference play but lost the MAC championship to Miami of Ohio. The Huskies’ head coach, Jerry Kill left to coach Minnesota just 12 days before the Humanitarian Bowl. Assistant coach Tom Matukewicz will lead Northern Illinois in the bowl game. The Huskies are looking to win a record 11 games in one season. Fresno State beat two BCS conference schools this season. However, one month earlier on November 19th, Fresno State was slaughtered 51-0 on the Smurf Turf at Bronco Stadium. Can the Bulldogs rebound on the same field? Both teams are looking for a strong finish. The last meeting between these two schools was 1991. Fresno State won 51-7.
All-time Series: 2-2
Line: Northern Illinois by 1

Northern IllinoisFresno State
Overall Record10-3Overall Record8-4
Conference Record8-0Conference Record5-3
Bowl Record2-3Bowl Record10-9
Last Bowl Win2004 Silicon ValleyLast Bowl Win2007 Humanitarian

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