Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Discover Orange Bowl Preview

Date: January 1, 2013 8:30 PM ET
Stadium: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
Payout: $17,000,000 per team
Played: 1935-present
Former Names: N/A
Broadcasters: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen
Sideline Reporter: Maria Taylor

Northern Illinois: The Huskies go to their fifth bowl game in as many years as they finish the season ranked No. 15 in the BCS allowing them to go to a BCS bowl game, despite criticism from the media and many fanbases that Northern Illinois does not belong. Quarterback Jordan Lynch threw for 2,962 yards and rushed for another 1,771 yards. Northern Illinois looks to upset the Seminoles and prove they can roll with the big dogs.

Florida State: The well-balanced Seminoles are equally talented on both sides of the ball, contributing to an average margin of victory of 24.8 points per game, the third-best margin in the FBS. The Seminoles have the 7th most effective scoring defense in the land and the 13th scoring offense. Head coach Jimbo Fisher is 2-0 in bowl games at Florida State. The Seminoles have lost their past 3 Orange Bowl appearances: 2001, 2004, 2006.

Northern Illinois Florida State
Overall Record 12-1 Overall Record 11-2
Conference Record 8-0 Conference Record 7-1
Bowl Record 4-3 Bowl Record 24-14-2
Last Bowl Win 2012 Last Bowl Win 2011 Champs Sports

All Time Series: 0-0
Line: Florida State by 13.5

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