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No. 13 Florida St. 31, No. 16 N. Illinois 10

Updated: January 2, 2013, 12:59 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Northern Illinois started the night as a BCS-buster.

The Huskies went home a BCS bust.

A dismal first half put Northern Illinois in a hole, and two second-half turnovers proved costly as Florida State topped the Huskies 31-10 in the Orange Bowl on Tuesday night -- hardly the ending that the Mid-American Conference champions were seeking in their first trip to the Bowl Championship Series.

The final numbers were far from pretty for the Huskies (12-2), whose 12-game winning ...

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