Northern Illinois was shockingly blown out by Bowling Green on Friday night. There were very few highlights for the Huskies, as Heisman hopeful Jordan Lynch had a terrible night passing the ball and threw two interceptions. However, Northern Illinois kicker Mathew Sims did showcase his powerful leg.
Before the game got away from the Huskies, Sims kept them in it by nailing field goals of 51 and 45 yards in the second quarter. This impressed ESPN analyst David Pollack, who used the kicks as an opportunity to take a shot at Alabama.
There is def one part of NIU's game that Bama wished they had, a FG kicker. This kid has a BOOT. He can make it from 60+.
— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) December 7, 2013
Alabama kicker Cade Foster, who infamously missed three field goals in Bama’s loss to Auburn last weekend, did not appreciate Pollack’s insight. Foster felt that Pollack was singling him out after a week in which Foster received death threats and was harassed by Crimson Tide fans. AJ McCarron was also quick to come to his teammate’s defense.