Coastal Carolina (10-2, Sun Belt) vs. Northern Illinois (9-4, Mid-American Conference), Dec. 17. 6 p.m. Eastern.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Kaleb Eleby threw five touchdown passes, four of them to Skyy Moore, and Western Michigan defeated Northern Illinois 42-21 on Tuesday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Clint Ratkovich ran for two touchdowns and his 25-yard jaunt in overtime carried Northern Illinois past Buffalo 33-27 in overtime Wednesday night.
Ratkovich's score was the only offensive play the Huskies (8-3, 6-1 Mid-American Conference) needed in the overtime.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Antario Brown rushed for 101 yards and Northern Illinois scored the game's first 17 points then held on to defeat Eastern Michigan 27-20 on Saturday in a game delayed by lightning between the first and second quarters.
ATLANTA (AP) — Thomas Hammock had no interest in his underdog Northern Illinois team settling for an overtime against Georgia Tech.
Once Rocky Lombardi's second touchdown pass in the final minute brought the Huskies to within one point, Hammock didn't hesitate to keep his offense on the field.