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2015 Schedule
8-6, 1st in MAC - West

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Ex-NIU RB sues DFS sites for using his name

Former Northern Illinois running back Akeem Daniels filed a lawsuit Wednesday against DraftKings and FanDuel alleging they used his name to generate millions of dollars in revenue.

The worst bowl performance ever?

Michigan State's abysmal playoff showing got all the attention, but Northern Illinois piled up 33 total yards in its 55-7 loss to Boise State. Coach Rod Carey's statement that it "wasn't a good performance" could be the understatement of the year. Best and worst of bowl season

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McNichols, Rypien lead Boise State's rout of NIU (1:06)
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Boise State recieves the Poinsettia Bowl trophy (1:27)
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Brett Rypien wins offensive MVP award (0:43)
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Kamalei Correa wins defensive MVP award (1:24)
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Harsin gets soaked after bowl win

Boise State coach Bryan Harsin couldn't even get through an answer in the postgame interview before his team congratulated him with an on-field shower.

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Brett Rypien: 'Everyone was focused throughout the entire game' (0:52)
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Final: Boise State 55, Northern Illinois 7

The Broncos racked up 654 yards on offense and held the Huskies to just 33 as they turned the Poinsettia Bowl into a rout. Box score

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Boise State Coach Bryan Harsin gets Gatorade shower during postgame interview (0:49)
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Boise State makes it 24 straight points

The Broncos are up 55-7 after Thomas Stuart's TD rush. The 48-point margin of victory would be tied for the fifth-largest in a bowl game.

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Broncos start 4th with another score

Kelsey Young took the pitch 24 yards to the house to continue Boise State's rout of Northern Illinois (on ESPN).

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Boise State continues to pour it on

Brett Rypien is closing in on 350 yards passing and tossed his third TD of the game when he found a wide-open Alec Dhaenens to push the score to 41-7 in the Poinsettia Bowl. (Live on ESPN)

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Huskies' lone highlight is a good one

Northern Illinois needed a big play in the Poinsettia Bowl when Aregeros Turner scored on this 96-yard return. It didn't spark a comeback. Boise State still leads 34-7 on ESPN.

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Halftime Interview with NIU HC Rod Carey (0:34)
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Rypien tosses TD to add to Boise's lead

Brett Rypien linked up with Chaz Anderson for a 16-yard score to put the Broncos up 31-7 in the Poinsettia Bowl. Boise State has 335 yards on offense, while Northern Illinois has 27.

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Nightmare first quarter continues for NIU

Brett Rypien finds a wide-open Jeremy McNichols for the RB's second touchdown of the opening quarter. Boise State leads 14-0 on ESPN.

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Boise State strikes fast

Tackling seemed to be optional for Northern Illinois on this game-opening touchdown run for the Broncos. The Poinsettia Bowl is on ESPN.

Watch: San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Boise State has appeared in a bowl game in each of the last 14 seasons, the longest active streak in the Mountain West and tied for the fifth-longest active streak in the FBS. This is the Broncos' first meeting against Northern Illinois. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Pregame Interview with NIU HC Rod Carey (0:40)

Will Huskies keep pace with Boise State?

Northern Illinois hasn't played well in its three previous bowl games, but Will Harris explains why the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN) will be different. Betting guide (Insider)

Team Stats

Passing Yards221.565th
Rushing Yards205.129th
Points For33.0Tied-44th
Points Against25.555th

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