Northern Illinois was unable to contain Joey DeMartino on Thursday and the result was a 21-14 Poinsettia Bowl loss against the Aggies.
Utah State was a favorite by 2 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 56.5.
Darell Garretson completed 17 of 28 pass attempts for 121 yards for the Aggies in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Huskies defense.
Jordan Lynch rushed for 39 yards for Northern Illinois, while Cameron Stingily added 38 yards. Jordan Lynch threw for 216 yards for the Huskies, while receivers Da'Ron Brown and Tommylee Lewis had 63 and 55 yards respectively.
Utah State was outgained by Northern Illinois 315-289 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 19-17 by the Huskies.
The time of possession battle favored Utah State as their offense was on the field for 32:21, longer than the 27:39 of their opponents.