For the better part of the last decade, Northern Illinois has been one of the scariest teams in the country. The Huskies would go on the road to just about anywhere to play the best in the country, and have tallied some major wins.
Their success has helped put the MAC on the map, but don’t expect anyone from their conference to thank Northern. The Huskies have absolutely dominated the MAC, especially when it counts the most.
Wednesday night, with major MAC championship implications on the line, NIU beat Western Michigan 27-19 and now sit in the driver’s seat in the MAC West.
As Mlive.com reported, the Huskies have won 22 consecutive games in the month of November. The last time NIU lost in November was Nov. 21, 2009. Coincidentally, that loss came against Ohio, which will play NIU next week with the Huskies hoping to clinch a birth in the MAC title game.
If NIU wins, they will return to the MAC championship game for the sixth consecutive season. They would play a familiar foe, Bowling Green has already earned their third straight MAC East title. The two schools have split the last two games.