The Broncos won 55-7, scoring the game’s first 24 points and its last 31.
Quarterback Brett Rypien hit 27 of 40 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns to lead Boise State. Northern Illinois gained only 33 yards of offense, including minus five yards rushing. For Boise State, two running backs – Jeremy McNichols and Ryan Wolpin, had more than 90 yards rushing. Two receivers – McNichols and Shane Williams-Rhodes – had more than 90 yards receiving.
Boise State finished the season 9-4. Northern Illinois was 8-6.
As a team, the Broncos finished with 654 yards total offense. It was the sixth time this season that Boise had scored 50 points or more.