Northern Illinois earned a BCS bowl berth. The outrage!
There was so much piling on during the ESPN show unveiling the BCS bowl selections that it could've easily been mistaken for a post-election program dissecting the Romney campaign. The vitriol directed toward Northern Illinois was overflowing to the point that it became must-see TV when Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch was then invited to address the esteemed panel. Luckily, as the only adult among all involved, Lynch bit his tongue and took the high road.
So what exactly did Northern Illinois do wrong? Were the Huskies the lowest-ranked BCS team among this year's 10-team field?