At the end of the third quarter, the Huskies (10-0, 6-0 MAC) and the Cardinals (9-2, 6-1 MAC) were deadlocked at 27-27. From there on out it was all Huskies.Fourteen of those points came in the final minute and a half. If the offense is attempting to run out the clock, and the defenders don't tackle, a back doesn't run out of bounds. If a defender intercepts a pass with a clear path to the end zone, that defender doesn't run out of bounds.
The Huskies dominated the fourth quarter, finding the end zone on three occasions. NIU out-scored the Cardinals 21-0 in the final period.
Imaginative signs are part of the tradition, particularly with the television crews present. The Huskie bomber hats are a recent development. Next they'll come with storage compartments in the fashion of Stuffies.