Originally Posted by Suitanim
No big deal to most everybody, but a pretty big deal for me since I've been following Akron football my whole life. Winner gets a spot in what most teams would consider a pretty crappy Motor City Bowl Game(probable opponent Minnesota), but it's HUGE for a struggling Akron program trying to turn the corner. Sadly, the couple thousand fans who make the trip to Ford Field tonight aren't going to make much of a showing for a University with almost 30,000 students.
Anyway, it's worth checking out to see Domenik Hixon play, and Northern Illinois gave Michigan all they could handle earlier this year, so there's going to be some nice mid-major talent on the field tonight. The first meeting was a 48-42 OT win for Akron, so it could be a pretty entertaining football game too.
Well Suit you must be ecstatic, what a game just watched it on NASN and it was fantastic, Hixon in so much pain yet still caught the winning touchdown pass with just 10 secs left, Getz with that look to draw the safety to the left hand side and perfect throw to Hixon was worthy of a NFL comparison. NIU played great as well, it takes 2 to make a good game, Wolfe with so many yards looked on from the sidelines with an unbelievable smile on his face. No. 80 of NIU seated in absolute despair. This game had it all.
Enjoy your celebrations tonight