Our staff breaks down the entire bowl season with analysis from every game.
From postgame celebrations to the best on-field moments, follow along for the highlights of bowl season.
- MAC commish: End of Cure Bowl 'unacceptable'
- Northern Illinois extends Hammock thru 2026
- QB Lombardi transfers to N. Illinois from MSU
- 'MACtion' kicks off conference's six-game slate
Bowl season is upon us. Here's what you need to know about every game, through the College Football Playoff.
MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher criticized referees for what he called an "unacceptable" end to the Cure Bowl that saw Northern Illinois lose to Coastal Carolina 47-41.
— Grayson McCall threw four touchdown passes and Coastal Carolina held off Northern Illinois 47-41 in the Cure Bowl on Friday night, with the game ending with the Huskies at the Chanticleers 4.
Here's how Northern Illinois and five other teams -- Michigan, Baylor, Utah State, Michigan State and Houston -- dramatically changed their trajectories in 2021.
— Quarterback Rocky Lombardi ran for three touchdowns and Jay Ducker ran for 146 yards on 29 carries to power Northern Illinois to a 41-23 victory over Kent State in the Mid-American Conference title game on Saturday.
— Clint Ratkovich ran for two touchdowns and his 25-yard jaunt in overtime carried Northern Illinois past Buffalo 33-27 in overtime Wednesday night.
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— John Richardson kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired and Northern Illinois defeated Ball State 30-29 on Wednesday night in a game that saw three lead changes in the final 2-plus minutes.
Northern Illinois and football coach Thomas Hammock have agreed on a contract extension through the 2026-27 academic year, the school announced on Tuesday.
— Dustin Crum passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two scores, and Kent State used a 31-point second quarter to beat Northern Illinois 52-47 on Wednesday night.
— Rocky Lombardi threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns and freshman Kanon Woodill kicked the go-ahead field goal with under a minute to go in his first collegiate action to give Northern Illinois a 39-38 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday.
The Spartans' Mel Tucker, along with Kentucky's Mark Stoops and Wake's Dave Clawson, are among those whose stock has risen in our midseason check-in.
— Jay Ducker carried it 33 times for 210 yards, freshman Trayvon Rudolph had a 100-yard kickoff return and a 20-yard touchdown reception and Northern Illinois beat Bowling Green 34-26 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory.
— John Richardson kicked five field goals, including a 29-yarder with 26 seconds remaining in the game, and Northern Illinois rallied last in a 22-20 victory over Toledo in Mid-American Conference play on Saturday.