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NIU coaches, players react to Orange Bowl loss

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Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch said the team learned a lot in his 31-10 loss to Florida State in Tuesday night's Orange Bowl, and has enough young talent to come back stronger.

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While NIU head coach Rod Carey was too upset with the outcome after the game to put the loss into perspective, his star quarterback faced the postgame questions like he did opposing defenses: head on. "We stuck around with them for a little bit, and we competed with them and we played hard," said Jordan Lynch after the 31-10 Orange Bowl defeat. "We had a lot of young guys on our team, and I feel like we can carry this over until next year. "It's just a learning experience."
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