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Northern Illinois meets expectations

Posted: January 3, 2013 at 1:33 a.m.

The steady drumbeat of buildup to this 79th Orange Bowl was whether lil’ old Northern Illinois “belonged” in a Bowl Championship Series game as big and storied as Tuesday night’s at Sun Life Stadium.

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Sports, Pages 16 on 01/03/2013

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