9.10.13

PANCAKE BLOCKING.

It is a term of art in football, although sometimes it leads to a birthday treat.
Behind a veteran offensive line, going against the [Kent State] Golden Flashes defense that stacked the box from the third quarter on, the [Northern Illinois] Huskies rushed for 454 yards overall.

[Running back Cameron] Stingily, who turned 22 Saturday, said he now has to buy the linemen a meal at IHOP because he promised to do so if he went above 150 yards in a game. They helped him to a huge serving against the Golden Flashes (2-4, 1-2), producing a MAC high for the season and the most yards for an NIU running back since 2006.
Four of the first five games on the road, and a sold out Huskie Stadium for homecoming (invented here) this upcoming Saturday.  I'm not sure what bucking the national trend of declining attendance at college football games means.  I suspect, though, that having games at a decent hour on Saturday doesn't discourage spectators.

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