DETROIT – Rod Carey had been saying it. Marcus Childers had been saying it. The whole offense had been saying it.
On Friday, Childers showed what Northern Illinois has been saying all year – that the offense is capable of scoring in bunches.
Childers delivered the drive of a lifetime, culminating in his rollout, 35-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Brown with 1:09 to go as the Huskies claimed their fourth Mid-American Conference title in a 19-point comeback win, 30-29.
“We knew it was going to happen at some point,” Brown said. “I’m just glad it happened now. I feel like the offense all year everybody has been questioning it, but like Coach Carey said, we’ve seen it in practice a number of times. For it to come tonight was big.”