Their opponent? The two-time defending MAC Champs and 18th-ranked Northern Illinois Huskies, who were running an undefeated record in their last 25 conference games.
Despite the Huskies entering as heavy favorites, your Falcons were hardly intimidated, having notched a 9-3 regular-season behind the unrelenting arm of quarterback Matt Johnson. And once Johnson’s gunslinging began in the championship game, there was no ceasefire. He connected for 393 yards and five touchdowns to architect one of the greatest upsets in MAC Championship history, baging BG its first MAC title in more than 20 years. Ay Ziggy Zoomba!