Northern Illinois sold out its 3,000-ticket allotment to Friday's Mid-American Conference Championship late Tuesday night.
However, plenty of tickets are still available through the Ford Field Ticket Office.
Tickets can be purchased here
Tickets are $20 and NIU fans will be primarily sitting in sections 103-109.
NIU takes on Bowling Green with a chance to win its third consecutive conference title.
DeKALB – Mathew Sims has come up with some big kicks in the MAC Championship Game.
Two years ago, his 33-yard field goal as time expired gave NIU a 23-20 win over Ohio. Last season, his 40-yard kick in overtime against Kent State sent the game into double overtime, and the Huskies would eventually win the game and head to the Orange Bowl.
Lately, NIU hasn't seen the same old Mathew Sims. He didn't hit on any of his three field goal attempts against Toledo, and missed a 34-yarder against Western Michigan before hitting from 23 and 32 yards out.
The Huskies could very well need a big kick out of Sims Friday, and Carey hasn't lost faith in his senior kicker.
"I've got tons of confidence," Carey said at Tuesday's news conference. "He hit a couple big ones the other night. He'll be there in the clutch."
Other notes from Tuesday's news conference:
• Wide receiver Tommylee Lewis, who has missed the past two games with a toe injury, will be back this week, according to Carey. Angelo Sebastiano, who was injured against Toledo, will not play.
• Cornerback Jhony Faustin, defensive tackle Ken Bishop and linebacker Jamaal Bass, all of whom sat out the Western Michigan game, will play Friday.
• Carey said he was able to catch Saturday's Iron Bowl in his office. He said the Huskies practice field goal returns each Thursday.
"It's hard. You've got fat guys on the field trying to cover a kick," he joked. "It's rough."
• Playing in the MAC Championship gives the Huskies some extra practice time, and NIU will get two more weeks of practice with the bowl game.
However, Carey did say other MAC coaches who aren't playing this week are able to be out on the road recruiting, while NIU's coaching staff doesn't have that option, and has to make phone calls instead.
• Offensive coordinator Bob Cole said Jordan Lynch has done a better job getting out of bounds this year instead of just trying to run people over. Cole said Lynch is healthier than he was at this time a season ago.
– Steve Nitz, firstname.lastname@example.org, @SNitz_DDC
Offshore sports book Bovada took some money on Jordan Lynch before last week when the Northern Illinois quarterback was listed at 28/1 to win the Heisman.
Since then, Lynch's odds have dropped down all the way to 7/2 this week and money was still coming in, according to David Purdum, who covers sports gambling for davidpurdumsports.com.
Purdum said Bovada took no money on Lynch to win the Heisman in the preseason. Bovada had Lynch listed at 50/1 in the preseason, but did not get any takers.
Excitement is building for Northern Illinois' run at a possible third consecutive Mid-American Conference championship and back-to-back Bowl Championship Series bowl game appearances.
Brothers Trevor and Nolan O'Malley made a parody song off of Mark Morrison's "Return of the Mack" in this NIU song titled "Return to the MAC".
Northern Illinois came in at No. 18 when the latest USA Today Coaches Poll was released Sunday morning. The Huskies, who moved up two spots, are ranked four spots ahead of Fresno State, which fell to No. 22. NIU came in 15th in the Harris Poll, another component of the BCS standings.
NIU will earn its second straight BCS bid by finishing either in the top 12 of the final BCS standings, or in the top 16 and ahead of a champion from an automatic-qualifying conference. The Huskies are expected to finish ahead of American Athletic Conference champ Central Florida.
In the Associated Press Poll, which is not a component of the BCS, NIU is ranked No. 16.