Northern Illinois football team heads to Florida ahead of Orange Bowl vs Florida State

NIU players at Rockford Airport, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.

December 26, 2012 9:20:56 AM PST
The Northern Illinois Huskies are Orange Bowl bound.

The team boarded a plane in Rockford Wednesday morning to head to Miami for the Orange Bowl. Their plane touched down shortly before 11 a.m.

NIU is the first MAC team to play in a BCS bowl. They are big underdogs against the Florida State Seminoles.

Game day is New Year's Day.

ABC7's Rafer Weigel will have reports from South Florida starting Monday.