The Huskies (12-0, 8-0 MAC) already had found themselves in an opportune position this week when the BCS rankings revealed they jumped past Fresno State, a fellow non-automatic qualifier battling for a BCS bowl bid.Here's the Mascot Emeritus (at left), and the new Mascot.
The Huskies goals could remain as long as they simply didn't blow it against Western Michigan (1-11, 1-7). Instead they turned the game into a blowout.
Up next, the Huskies will go for their third straight MAC championship victory.
But on Tuesday night they celebrated what already had been accomplished. The 17 seniors honored before the game, not including their retiring mascot dog, were the most successful in program history.
They extended their home winning streak to 26 games. The Huskies completed their first undefeated regular season in the modern football era.
Chicago Tribune photograph by Nuccio DiNuzzo.
It was a suitably snowy environment for Diesel and Mission. Next up, a trip to Detroit to face an opponent yet to be determined.