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MAC -- BGSU vs. No. Illinois

Don't look away from this usually forgotten conference title game. If Northern Illinois wins, we could see a startling second straight BCS appearance for the Huskies -- and a last-ditch Heisman Trophy charge from running quarterback extraordinaire Jordan Lynch. That last one might be a long shot, sure, but the first is a distinct possibility -- if the Falcons don't pull the upset in the Motor City.

Which team will win the MAC championship game in Detroit?

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  • Will Northern Illinois play in another BCS bowl game this season?

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  • Is Jordan Lynch a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender?

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  • What is Jordan Lynch's most likely pro football future?

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  • Will a player from a non-AQ school (not Notre Dame) ever win another Heisman Trophy?

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Sometimes the best defense is a good offense, as Vandals proved when they sacked Rome in 455 AD. But that just involved overthrowing an empire that ruled more of the world than any before it. They didn't have to deal with blue turf. Or Freddie Barnes.

In a Humanitarian Bowl that's going to be tough to displace as the best of the season, the Idaho Vandals fell behind Bowling Green with 32 seconds to play, scored a touchdown of their own after a 50-yard pass put them on Bowling Green's 16-yard line and then clinched the 43-42 win with a gutsy decision to go for the two-point conversion.

The drama of the game even overshadowed Bowling Green's Barnes breaking an NCAA FBS single-season record with 155 catches. But should the last touchdown have counted? Bowling Green fans were up in arms that that Max Komar didn't get both hands under the ball. Check the video (the catch comes at about the 40-second mark) and make the call.

ikick3s

That was one of the more exciting games I've seen all year. Overall this is why it's great to have the additional bowl games.

-- ikick3s
bodhisamaya

Why is there a bowl in Boise anyways? Isn't a bowl game supposed to be a reward for a non-losing season? How does the Humanitarian Bowl sell this idea? "Come play on a blue field in the snow!" It almost makes you want to go 5-7.

-- bodhisamaya
island_docta

Idaho receiver did not catch that last TD pass. It should have been over turned. The ball was obviously sliding on the turf. Gutsy call though going for 2. Congrats for winning a bowl that no one cares about.

-- island_docta

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