Northern Illinois players aren’t happy with the flak they’ve been receiving (Kirk Herbstreit, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack for example in the above video on ESPN) and think they deserve a shot in the Orange Bowl against FSU.
One player threw an orange at the video screen when Kirk Herbstreit when he said NIU didn't deserve BCS berth
— ESPN Big Ten (@ESPN_BigTen) December 3, 2012
How does a team that lost to the worst team in the Big Ten (Iowa) deserve a BCS bid? It should be noted, that the BCS made this rule to avoid anti-trust lawsuits from teams outside of the automatic qualifying conferences.
Rule that got NIU in was established to help defend BCS from anti-trust lawsuit. ESPN acting like it's a football decision
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) December 3, 2012