The 2011 Marathon MAC Championship football game is set with the NIU Huskies facing the Ohio Bobcats. The game will be held on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan (ESPN2).
Northern Illinois (9-3, 7-1 MAC) beat Eastern Michigan 18-12 on Friday to clinch the MAC West Division. Ohio (9-3, 6-2 MAC) clinched the MAC East Division on Nov. 16 with a 29-28 win at Bowling Green.
The overall series between these two schools is tied at nine games each. In their last meeting in 2009, the Bobcats beat the Huskies 38-31.