Video: NIU players go wild over Orange Bowl jerseys

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday December 27, 2012

Posted by: Chris Vannini on December 27, 2012

We hear it all the time: "If you look good, you play good."

Well, Northern Illinois has the first part down after revealing special jerseys for the Orange Bowl.

Many have ripped the Huskies, saying they don't belong in the game. We've heard this before. Some said Boise State didn't belong, then they upset Oklahoma. On the other side, Hawaii was blown out by Georgia.

How will the Huskies do? Two things we do know: They will look good, and they're not short on confidence.



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