Northern Illinois won't change their approach in the Orange Bowl

Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Although the Northern Illinois Huskies will enter their Orange Bowl match-up against Florida State as heavy underdogs, quarterback Jordan Lynch says the team won't change the approach that got them into the game in the first place. Northern Illinois plays the Seminoles on New Year's Day in Miami.

While Northern Illinois will enter their Orange Bowl match-up with Florida State as a heavy underdog, quarterback Jordan Lynch says the team won't change the approach that made them successful this past season.

Here's what Lynch had to say about Northern Illinois' January 1 match-up with the Seminoles, with his quotes coming via CSN Chicago:

"Florida State looks fast and physical on defense, from what I’ve been seeing (and) they pride themselves on turnovers," he said. "This will be the best defense we’ve played all year.

"We’ll make a few wrinkles here and there on offense, but we’re going to do what got us here and stick to what we do."

Northern Illinois finished the regular season at 12-1, thanks to a dynamic offense which averaged 40.8 points per game. In the process Lynch emerged as one of college football's best dual-threat quarterbacks, throwing for 2,962 yards while also leading the nation in rushing with 1,771 yards as well. Lynch finished ninth in this year's Heisman Trophy voting.

The Huskies will play Florida State in Miami at 8:30 p.m. ET on New Year's Day.

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