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

December 26, 2012 (ROCKFORD, Ill.)

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.

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