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Northern Illinois to play in the Orange. Really gives the BCS more credibility.

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Glad to see a program like NIU get a shot at BCS bowl. It wasn't that long ago that people talked about Boise State like they're now talking about NIU.

Honestly I could care less either way, but that statement is not true... NIU does not compare to Boise St at all!!

1) Boise St teams were undefeated with no bad losses... this NIU team loss to a bad Iowa team

2) Boise St. Was a top 10 team with really good talent... they were talked about since early in the season. NIU is not a top 10 team and really just snuck into the BCS picture

3) Boise St had at-least one quality win while dominating their other games... Boise St would go play a Georgia, Virgina Tech or some major school and beat them, then dominate their competition in conference... NIU has zero quality wins among AQ teams and did not overwhelmingly dominate their conference opponents.

I don't mind those being happy for NIU, as I say hats off to them, they did what they needed to get in within the system... But I will acknowledged they are no where on the level of a Boise St during their runs. Remember how 1 loss for Boise St would ruin all of their chances (The two years with missed field goals at the end of games). Those Boise teams had to be almost perfect to earn their spots.

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Niu and boise is chevys vs fords.

Tell me about niu's 1 loss this year. By 33 to..umm...to..Kentucky. for realz

It just sucks to have a great season and you are penalized by playing in the best conf. See usc,uga,lsu,a&m.

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Niu and boise is chevys vs fords.

Tell me about niu's 1 loss this year. By 33 to..umm...to..Kentucky. for realz

It just sucks to have a great season and you are penalized by playing in the best conf. See usc,uga,lsu,a&m.

it sucks just as hard to have a good team and be penalized for playing in a bad conference. That happens quite a bit more than this situation.

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Also pstall, under the new rules in 2014, NIU would still get a bid to this bowl. They were the highest ranked team from outside the major 5 conferences.

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In a year where 1 and 2 were fully agreed upon and all the BCS has to do was give us some good games...fug.

The cotton, chickfila and cap one are all far superior to the BCS bowls not named Fiesta, or MNC. The possibility of an NIU upset might make me turn on that game for a minute though.

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Also pstall, under the new rules in 2014, NIU would still get a bid to this bowl. They were the highest ranked team from outside the major 5 conferences.

Yea but Louisville would not have made it.... We would have had six games plus the championship game

Assuming for the purpose of this exercise we take the top 4 you would have

1) Semi Final Bowl - Notre Dame vs Oregon

2) semi Final Bowl - Florida vs Alabama

3) National Title

4) Stanford vs Wisconson

5) Kansas St vs Georgia

6) Florida St vs LSU (ACC champ gets either 2nd big ten, 2nd Sec or ND... would assume they would opt LSU over Texas A&M)

7) NIU vs At LArge (This could be Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Nebraska, ect)

So even though they would make it in, the bowl matchups would be sooo much better and NIU would be playing the last At-Large team instead of the ACC champion.

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Find it funny you are bad mouthing Louisville.

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Find it funny you are bad mouthing Louisville.

I don't know how I am bad mouthing.... I don't believe Louisville and NIU both deserves to play in the BCS games as it takes away from the quality of match ups. This is why the Big East lost their AQ status and got lumped in with the other mid major conferences. A team with not 1 win over a top 25 team all year and the champion of a bad conference. I have nothing against them, I just like the new rule where only 1 of NIU or Louisville would have gotten in.

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Niu and boise is chevys vs fords.

Tell me about niu's 1 loss this year. By 33 to..umm...to..Kentucky. for realz

It just sucks to have a great season and you are penalized by playing in the best conf. See usc,uga,lsu,a&m.

By 33 point loss to Kentucky, I'm assuming you actually mean a 1 point loss to Iowa on the opening Saturday of the year, right?

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