This NIU-EMU Game will Go Down in History as One of Mankind's Worst Crimes

By Vico on January 26, 2013 at 7:45p

Here's how NIU's write-up put it:

Northern Illinois posted its best defensive effort in seven seasons allowing just 42 points on Saturday afternoon, but it came in a losing effort as the Huskies fell to Eastern Michigan, 42-25, at the EMU Convocation Center.

(emphasis added)

Well, that's one way to spin it...

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HolyBuckeye1093's picture

Manti Teo scores more than NIU did.

chicagobuckeye's picture

FAAAAAAR more than NIU did

popeurban's picture

I was at the Dayton Flyers game against them this year when they held NIU to five first half points.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Yeah, that's one of the more hilarious things about this record. NIU broke their own record of 5 points in a half from the Dayton game with this recent 4 point performance against Eastern Michigan. 

45OH4IO's picture

Jeez I saw a 3rd grade girls Upward game where they put up 20....come on guys!

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

More painful than last years Bama vs LSU game? Lies!

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

jestertcf's picture

Their sub header should read.  "Quadrupled first half points in second half."

~Because we couldn't go for three~

CALPOPPY's picture

Or quintupled.
How about, "Huskies score 525% more points in the second half."

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

buckeyefan808's picture

I'd be so pissed if I paid for tickets to this game...
Edit: I'd be pissed it I wasted my time at this game

bigbadbuck's picture

Was this a football game?..........................

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

buckeyefan808's picture

I was just thinking that same thing.

vtbuckeye's picture

 Wife: "How does this happen? Were they doing drugs before the game? Was this a blind league? Maybe NIU is a school for the blind? That must be it, a school for the blind."

cajunbuckeye's picture

One lucky fan was fortunate enough to witness the highpowered NIU scoring attack...

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

buckeyedude's picture

My daughter's 5th grade CYO basketball team regularly scored more points than that.



buckeyemondo's picture

how long til the ncaa decides this should be investigated for point shearing?  point shaving does not come close to describing this.

AndyVance's picture

Some quick trivia:

  • The combined 67 points scored in this game tied a record for the lowest-points scored since the advent of the 3-point line, a lowe-score that had occured twice. SMU beat Texas-Arlington 36-31 on Dec. 16, 1989, and Wisconsin-Green Bay defeated Northern Michigan 46-21 on Nov. 22, 1996.
  • The current record for lowest-combined score belongs to the Monmouth "blowout" of Princeton in 2005 with a whopping 62 points scored (final was 41-21).
  • In 2001, George Mason topped UNC-Wilmington in the final of the CAA tournament, 35-33 (68 combined points).
  • The Big Ten had a similarly abysmal match just a couple of seasons ago, when Penn State defeated #13 Wisconsin 36-33, setting the record for the lowest-scoring game in the history of the B1G tournament.
  • St. Louis holds the record for fewest points scored in game (20), a record they earned in a stinkfest 5 years ago this month.
  • NIU did set a record in the EMU game, however, setting the D-1 record for fewest points scored in a single half: 4. Yes, 4 points in a single half. Four. Four points. That's it. That's even worse than the 5 point Cal scored in its 2010 loss to Notre Dame. Four points. Dang.