NIU Huskies Head to Orange Bowl

Published 12/02 2012 06:45PM

Updated 12/17 2012 09:43AM

NIU's football team has been selected to play in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.

The Huskies finished at 15th in the BCS standings, completing a storm of events that allowed them to sneak in during the season's last weekend.

After losing their first game of the season to Iowa, the Huskies won their final 12 games, including a thrilling double-overtime victory in the MAC championship game. The payout for the Orange Bowl last season is reported to be close to $18 million.

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