Championship Week Ohio vs Northern Illinois MAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME vs NIU wins its first MAC Championship over The Ohio Bobcats. The game wasn't close at all. Coach Forever needed this game to show the conference it wasn't a mistake that NIU was at this point so early. NIU put all their marbles on Senior RB Ricky Crider, and he didn't disappoint. He had 4 td's (3 rush, 1 rec.) in the first half of the ball game as NIU took a 35-0 halftime lead. NIU piled up 438 yds of total offense in the game. Ohio was completely shut down; only gaining 190 yds of offense, most of it coming in the second half. Junior QB Chandler Harnish was also convincing in the win. He completed 16 of 18 passes for 264 yds and 2 scores. NIU went on to play almost everyone in the game and get the lofty win. The win guarantees NIU a bowl game. Their opponent; however, has yet to be determined. Rumor has it that it may likely be Rutgers University. Final Score: NIU- 45 Ohio- 7 My Bad on the PICS. Can't find any that are larger or I don't know what the H*** I'm doing, LOL!!! Either way, WE WON!!!