A lot of columnists and 'experts' predicted Northern Illinois to beat Florida State, simply to seem bold or outlandish.  It was an embarrassing attention ploy, with no factual evidence to back it up.  The Seminoles proved myself and other realistic humans right Tuesday night, dominating the Huskies, 31-10, in the Discover Orange Bowl.  Florida State fullback Lonnie Pryor (seen above), won the game's MVP Award.

In this slide show, I'll tell you five things we learned by tackling the following questions:

  • Is Florida State back?
  • Does Northern Illinois belong in the BCS?
  • What's this mean for the BCS?
  • What's to make of Jordan Lynch?
  • What to make of Jimbo Fisher?