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Northern Illinois Huskies (5-7)


Fri. 9/1 Sat. 9/16
vs. BC
TBA
@ Neb
TBA

Only on AP: As Minn. waffled, NIU prepped for Holiday Bowl

As news about a football player boycott at Minnesota broke, Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier quickly realized his Huskies might have a chance to play in the Holiday Bowl.

One problem: NIU was already on winter break.

But in less than 24 hours of frantic work, Frazier and NIU coaches knew they had what they needed most to accept a postseason bid on short notice: a motivated team.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: A. Maddie1213
Passing TDs: R. Graham8
Rushing Yards: J. Bouagnon885
Rushing TDs: J. Bouagnon8
Receiving Yards: K. Golladay1156
Receiving TDs: K. Golladay8
Interceptions: S. Lurry3
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 vs. Boston College TBA
9/16 at Nebraska TBA
Mid-American
East
  Conference Overall
Ohio 6-2 8-6
Miami (OH) 6-2 6-7
Bowling Green 3-5 4-8
Akron 3-5 5-7
Kent State 2-6 3-9
Buffalo 1-7 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
15 Western Michigan 8-0 13-1
Toledo 6-2 9-4
Northern Illinois 5-3 5-7
Eastern Michigan 4-4 7-6
Central Michigan 3-5 6-7
Ball State 1-7 4-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5565 (47)
Passing Yards: 2688 (76)
Rushing Yards: 2877 (20)
Points per game: 30.5 (49)
Yards per game: 463.8 (24)
Touchdowns: 47 (47)
Field Goals: 11 (78)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5418 (74)
Passing Yards: 3008 (75)
Rushing Yards: 2410 (74)
Points per game: 30.3 (71)
Yards per game: 451.5 (90)
Touchdowns: 49 (83)
Field Goals: 8 (5)
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