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Northern Illinois Huskies (5-7)


Wed. 11/9 Wed. 11/16 Fri. 11/25
vs. Toledo
L 24-31
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@ EastMi
W 31-24
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@ KentSt
W 31-21
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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 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Wyoming L 34 - 40
9/10 at South Florida L 17 - 48
9/17 vs. San Diego State L 28 - 42
9/24 vs. Western Illinois L 23 - 28
10/1 at Ball State W 31 - 24
10/8 at Western Michigan L 30 - 45
10/15 vs. Central Michigan L 28 - 34
10/22 vs. Buffalo W 44 - 7
11/1 vs. Bowling Green W 45 - 20
11/9 vs. Toledo L 24 - 31
11/16 at Eastern Michigan W 31 - 24
11/25 at Kent State W 31 - 21
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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