Inside NIU's Orange Bowl run

Florida State defeated NIU to win the Orange Bowl Tuesday.

The Rose Bowl was Tuesday's highest rated original cable program with a 4.7 adults 18-49 rating. The Orange Bowl came in second with a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary

And that frustration manifested itself among bowl representatives as well. According to CBS Sports, the day before the game an Orange Bowl a rep got in a heated debate with a NIU staff member, arguing about their selection.

The Orange Bowl capped a wild month for NIU, which lost a coach (Dave Doeren to NC State) and gained a new one (Rod Carey). Carey, the Huskies' offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, made his head-coaching debut in the bowl game.

Northern Illinois has been the ugly stepsister of the BCS since bowl matchups were announced about a month ago. Everyone and their mothers has done nothing but rip NIU for achieving their BCS bowl bid, even though they