Countdown to Iowa: 30-21

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1: 30

Number of carries for Iowa RB Damon Bullock in last year's season opener, gaining 150 yards and scoring the game-winning touchdown with 2:15 remaining.

2: 29

Losses all-time for NIU against Toledo, the most against any school in its history. The Huskies have won the last three meetings.

3: 28

Points scored by NIU in a 28-21 upset of Purdue back in 2009, the only game ever played between the two teams.

4: 27

Number of forced turnovers for NIU last year in only 14 games.

5: 26

Number of head coaches out of 124 FBS teams that will have been current or former MAC head coaches this season

6: 25

Approximate number of hours it took for student buses to drive from NIU to Miami for Orange Bowl.

7: 24

Average number of points Huskies allowed against three BCS opponents last season.

8: 23

Number of victories for Dave Doeren in two years as NIU coach. He finished with a record of 23-4.

9: 22

NIU's final ranking in AP poll at the end of last season.

10: 21

Current winning streak for NIU at Huskie Stadium.