DeKALB – The Huskies didn’t make it to Detroit this season for the Mid-American Conference Championship Game, but they’re still destined for the Motor City.
After missing out last year, Northern Illinois (8-4, 6-2 Mid-American Conference) is headed back to a bowl game.
The Huskies have accepted a bowl invitation and will face Duke (6-6, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) in the Quick Lane Bowl at 4:15 p.m. Dec. 26 at Ford Field in Detroit, the team announced Sunday afternoon.
“I don’t know if we’re really fired up about Detroit, but I think we’ve got a fine opponent in Duke,” NIU coach Rod Carey said. “I’m sure the people in Detroit will be great. Everyone likes to go somewhere for a bowl game, right? We’ll make it fun and go up north.”