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: 2-2Line: Northern Illinois by 1
|Northern Illinois||Fresno State|
|Overall Record||10-3||Overall Record||8-4|
|Conference Record||8-0||Conference Record||5-3|
|Bowl Record||2-3||Bowl Record||10-9|
|Last Bowl Win||2004 Silicon Valley||Last Bowl Win||2007 Humanitarian|