Fittest loser
Article updated: 1/2/2013 5:54 AM

NIU can't overcome Florida State

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Northern Illinois defensive tackle Zach Anderson, left, and running back Perez Ford look up during the second half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Florida State, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Miami.

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Anxious to avoid an Orange Bowl shocker, the Florida State Seminoles kept getting tricked. An onside kick fooled them, as did a fake punt, and a pooch punt by Northern Illinois' star quarterback. But the final score was no surprise. Florida State had too much speed and depth for the Huskies and pulled away for a 31-10 victory Tuesday night. "Definitely the best defense we played all year," Huskies QB Jordan Lynch said.
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