I say yes. FSU has declined over the season and though they should be excited to be in a BCS game…...their view is its lackluster because of the opponent. They will be over confident.
NIU on the other hand wants it BAD. EVERYONE, literally EVERYONE is telling them they can’t do it and they shouldn’t be there…..don’t think that will fire them up? We saw what Utah did to Bama not to long ago.
NUI was a pretty dirty bunch of buggers. One took a shot at the back of Manuel’s knee while he was in a throwing motion. Rhodes and Darby both injured by horse collaring. Jernigan went out with a shot to the groin.
This was more like a fight than a football game. NUI realized they couldn’t win and it appears they just tried to see if they could injure anyone.
Lynch took some pretty nasty shots himself. In the fourth quarter when FSU was supposed to be on their knees, Lynch was running backwards from the sacks, going the wrong way. I be this guy doesn’t pop off again.