Northern Illinois held its weekly news conference in advance of Friday night's Mid-American Conference championship game against Kent St.
NIU, which is ranked No. 21 in the latest Bowl Championship Series standings, enters Friday's Ford Field contest at 11-1 and 8-0 in MAC play, while opponent Kent St. is 11-1 and 8-0 in the MAC.
The winner of the game still has a realistic shot at crashing the BCS and ending up in either the Orange Bowl or Sugar Bowl.
To watch NIU coach Dave Doeren's news conference, check out the video below or click this link. To watch NIU players Jordan Lynch, Martel Moore, Ken Bishop and Victor Jacques speak at their news conference, click this link.