Who: Northern Illinois (10-3) vs. Arkansas State (10-2)
When/where: 9 p.m., Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala.
TV/radio: ESPN; 1040-AM
Line: Arkansas State by 11/2
Notable: Northern Illinois' Chandler Harnish was the top rushing quarterback in Division I-A, averaging 106.3 yards per game, good for 18th overall. … David Gunn is the interim coach at Arkansas State; Hugh Freeze left to take the Mississippi job in December. Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn takes over after the game. … Arkansas State junior tight end Anthony Kincy went to Gibbs High.