According to Forbes, it comes to $14.25 million lost for the conference if NIU would have won. Bowling Green would have gained around an additional $1 million of BCS money if they would have lost. Last year, BGSU athletics reported only a $1.3 million profit and that is with the BCS money from the 2012 season.
Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was asked how tough it is to take the loss when they were looking forward to a big BCS bowl game. "Yeah, it’s tough we don’t like to lose," said Lynch. "Like I said all the credit goes to BG."
Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey was also asked about the BCS letdown.
"Part of it you just got to deal with. You don’t want to put it away and say 'hey listen boys pick it up and let’s go’. It’s going to hurt a little bit," Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said about the BCS letdown. "You got to deal with it and then you got to move on. You can’t linger in it. That’s what I told the guys. I’m going to keep telling them that listen we’re going to move forward."
Bowling Green coach Dave Clawson is now moving on after accepting a new head coaching position at Wake Forest.