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Lynch: NIU will use disrespect as motivation

Northern Illinois junior quarterback Jordan Lynch said Thursday the Huskies are using critics who say they can't defeat Florida State in the Orange Bowl as motivation.

Lynch and the Huskies made the improbable run to the Orange Bowl by winning their last 12 games of the season, including defeating Kent State in the MAC title game, and finishing within the top 16 in the BCS standings -- ahead of the Big Ten and Big East champions.

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