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A few interesting notes on Saturday's game

Plenty of history on Saturday, plus the Coach to Cure MD project

Something interesting to pass along for Saturday's game...

Not only is Saturday's Northern Illinois-Idaho game the 1,000th game in program history for the Huskies, but the game will be officiated by a crew from the C-USA/MWC/WAC officials' group that includes the only female official in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), Sarah Thomas.

The New York Times did a story on Thomas on Sept. 18, which you can read here.

Finally, the coaching staffs for both teams are taking part in the annual American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coach to Cure MD project.

This is the second straight year the AFCA has encouraged its members across the country to help raise awareness and funds to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood which primarily affects boys across all races and cultures.

Both coaching staffs will wear a Coach to Cure MD logo patch, a public service announcement promoting the event will run on the video board and donation boxes will be set up in the Huskie Athletic Scholarship Fund tent. In addition, fans will be informed that they can donate to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research by texting the word CURE to 90999 and a $5 donation will automatically be added to your phone bill.

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