Carey: 'Obviously, this one stings'
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Both Northern Illinois coaches and players blamed it on a lack of execution in the second half.
The Huskies (8-4, 6-2 MAC) lost to Central Michigan, 31-24, in Mid-American Conference West play Friday afternoon at Kelly/Shorts Stadium after the Chippewas scored 24 unanswered points in the final two quarters.
CMU spoiled the Huskies’ opportunity to share the West title with Toledo. Instead, the Rockets won the division outright and will now represent the West against East champion Ohio in next Saturday’s MAC Championship at Ford Field in Detroit (noon, ESPN).