Bowl Blitz Invitational #22: 2012 Bowl — Arkansas State @ NIU in NCAA Football 12

Today’s penultimate entry in the BOWL BLITZ INVITATIONAL comes from EA SPORTS Game Changer and administrator at The Gaming Tailgate: Tommy Gschwend, better known online by the alias gschwendt on Twitter and other forums.  As with his entry for the 2011 Hyundai Sun Bowl, Tommy’s take on the BOWL BLITZ INVITATIONAL here at STAT BOX STORIES is a bit different from what we’ve seen from guest contributors; we still have the statistics and some screenshot highlights, but Tommy also recorded full game highlights of this showdown between Arkansas State and Northern Illinois University.  Enjoy!

The Bowl features a matchup of the Arkansas State Red Wolves versus the Northern Illinois Huskies. The two teams can boast for their winning streaks on the season with the second and third (respectively) longest in the country behind LSU.

The two teams have previously faced each other when each was a member of the Big West conference. In the 7 games the two teams played from 1990 to 1996, NIU holds the advantage at 6 wins but that was hard times for both teams and things are different now considering both teams won their respective conference and each have won ten games on the season.

Both teams get things started at the Quarterback with the Red Wolves featuring a strong passing attack that also finds the QB running from time to time whereas the Huskies rely more on their QB to run the ball.

Watch the highlights below to see how the game shapes up or continue further below to see how the stat box tells the story.

Major kudos to Tommy again for this unique take on BOWL BLITZ INVITATIONAL here for STAT BOX STORIES; be sure to come back tomorrow for the final entry: the 2012 BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and LSU!

Guest Author Bio:

Tommy Gschwend, aka gschwendt (on forums and PSN), is an EA SPORTS Game Changer located in Arkansas. He has been an EA Sports Game Changer since July 2010. The majority of his gaming time is spent with the NCAA Football series but he also plays Tiger Woods PGA Tour and FIFA. He is one of three co-founders of You can follow Tommy on Twitter, @gschwendt or follow @gamingtailgate for NCAA Football news.


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