Studs and duds from college football’s championship games

11Stud: Marcus Childers, quarterback, Northern Illinois Huskies

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In an exciting Mid-Atlantic Conference title matchup, Childers came through with one of the best championship comebacks we’ve seen in some time.

The Huskies trailed by 19 in the third quarter and hope started to seem lost. Childers found something in himself and turned his frustrating inconsistency into utter dominance with a clutch gene.

He threw for 300 yards for the first time this season and accounted for a season-high four touchdown passes. The redshirt sophomore even used his legs in this game with 58 rushing yards in the comeback performance and a MAC title to go along with it.


Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick