The Associated Press released its college football bowl projections Tuesday afternoon.
The AP projected that Northern Illinois will play Idaho in the Humanitarian Bowl on Dec. 30 on the blue turf in Boise.
UND opens its 2010 season at Idaho and will play at Northern Illinois a week later.
When the UND-Idaho contract was signed, the Vandals were struggling. But Idaho has turned its program around, finishing 7-5 this season.
Northern Illinois also finished 7-5.
The Sioux play at Idaho on Sept. 4 and at Northern Illinois on Sept. 11.
UND is still at 10 games for the 2010 season. Haven't heard anything about an 11th game yet.