College Football Team Details: Northern Illinois
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Northern Illinois FBS (Non AQ's) : MAC G5

Location
DeKalb / West Division

Spirit Name
Huskies

Mascot
Victor E. Huskie
Stadium:
Huskie / FBS Rank 120th
Capacity: 24,000
Surface: FieldTurf

Offense Data | Defense Data

University Snapshot

Year Annual
Record
Coach Head Coach Record Overall Record Total Win Rank / Winning % Returning Letterman Returning
Starters
Attendance
2009 7-6 Jerry Kill @ NIU 13-13 / Winning Percentage 50.50 501-457-51 / Winning Percentage 52.18 Total Win Rank 70 & Winning Percentage Rank 70 Total 45 Offense 23 Defense 20 S.T. 2 Offense 7* Defense 4 14,889 Decrease Rank 111
2010 11-3 Jerry Kill @ NIU 24-16 / Winning Percentage 60.00 512-460-51 / Winning Percentage 52.54 Total Win Rank 69 & Winning Percentage Rank 69 Total 48 Offense 24 Defense 22 S.T. 2 Offense 7* Defense 8 17,760 Increase Rank 104
2011 11-3 Dave Doeren @ NIU 11-3 / Winning Percentage 78.57 523-463-51 / Winning Percentage 52.89 Total Win Rank 66 & Winning Percentage Rank 68 Total 47 Offense 23 Defense 23 S.T. 1 Offense 8* Defense 2 18,903 Increase Rank 98
2012 12-2 Dave Doeren @ NIU 23-5 / Winning Percentage 82.14 535-465-51 / Winning Percentag 53.33 Total Win Rank 66 & Winning Percentage Rank 68 Total 53 Offense 22 Defense 27 S.T. 4 Offense 4 Defense 8 15,670 Decrease Rank 106
2013 12-2 Rod Carey @ NIU 12-2 / Winning Percentage 85.72 547-467-51 / Winning Percentage 53.76 Total Win Rank 65 & Winning Percentage Rank 65 Total 55 Offense 28 Defense 24 S.T. 3 Offense 8* Defense 4 20,669 Increase Rank 95
2014 11-3 Rod Carey @ NIU 23-5 / Winning Percentage 82.14 558-470-51 / Winning Percentage 53.69 Total Win Rank 65 & Winning Percentage Rank 67 Total 48 Offense 27 Defense 19 S.T. 2 Offense 9 Defense 5 13,563 Decrease Rank 122
2015 8-6 Rod Carey @ NIU 31-11 / Winning Percentage 73.81 RK 14 566-476-51 / Winning Percentage 53.69 Total Win Rank 64 & Winning Percentage Rank 67 Total 49 Offense 24 Defense 23 S.T. 2 Offense 5* Defense 8 13,942 Increase Rank 120
2016 5-7 Rod Carey @ NIU 36-18 / Winning Percentage 66.87 RK 27 571-483-51 / Winning Percentage 53.98 Total Win Rank 65 & Winning Percentage Rank 66 Total 58 Offense 28 Defense 25 S T 5 Offense 7* Defense 6 11,019 Increase Rank 123
2017 8-5 Rod Carey @ NIU 44-23 / Winning Percentage 65.67 RK 31 579-488-51 / Winning Percentage 54.07 Total Win Rank 65 & Winning Percentage Rank 68 Total 58 Offense 24 Defense 30 S T 3 Offense 5 Defense 7 11,291 Increase Rank 127
2018 0-0 Rod Carey @ NIU 44-23 / Winning Percentage 65.67 RK 31 579-488-51 / Winning Percentage 54.07 Total Win Rank 65 & Winning Percentage Rank 68 Total 54 Offense 27 Defense 25 ST 2 Offense 8* Defense 6 NA
* = Returning Quarterback

Schedule (2015)

Record 2015

Overall: W:8 L:6 T:0
Conf: W:8 L:6 T:0
Division: W:8 L:6 T:0

Game Date Home VS Away Score Game Stats
FBS (FBS Non AQ's) Sep-05 2015 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
UNLV
WIN
38 - 30
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 7/55 185 360 545 0 13 6
UNLV 3/30 164 329 493 1 18 8
FCS (FCS AQ's) Sep-12 2015 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Murray State
WIN
57 - 26
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 5-58 254 389 643 2 13 5
Murray State 5-55 92 281 373 3 20 8
BCS (FBS AQ's) Sep-19 2015 Ohio State
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
LOSS
20 - 13
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Ohio State 7 162 136 298 5 2 13
Northern Illinois 4 110 80 190 6 20
BCS (FBS AQ's) Sep-26 2015 Boston College
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
LOSS
17 - 14
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Boston College 5/55 234 92 326 1 19 7
Northern Illinois 7/45 72 81 153 2 14 3
Same Conference Oct-03 2015 Central Michigan
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
LOSS
29 - 19
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Central Michigan 1-5 83 182 265 1 17 6
Northern Illinois 8-69 211 105 316 4 20 6
Same Conference Oct-10 2015 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Ball State
WIN
59 - 41
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 5-86 273 363 636 1 14 11
Ball State 1 110 393 503 1 19 9
Same Conference Oct-17 2015 Miami OH
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
WIN
12 - 45
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Miami OH 9 153 156 309 2 17 4
Northern Illinois 2 311 203 514 2 12 5
Same Conference Oct-24 2015 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Eastern Michigan
WIN
49 - 21
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 8-70 322 269 591 0 23 15
Eastern Michigan 7-77 157 219 376 1 18 8
BYE WEEK!
Same Conference Nov-03 2015 Toledo
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
WIN
27 - 32
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Toledo 4-33 291 136 427 3 19 9
Northern Illinois 6-55 124 277 401 2 19 6
Same Conference Nov-11 2015 Buffalo
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
WIN
30 - 41
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Buffalo 5-26 78 354 432 3 13 5
Northern Illinois 6-59 334 190 524 2 19 6
Same Conference Nov-18 2015 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Western Michigan
WIN
27 - 19
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 5-39 289 158 447 1 15 8
Western Michigan 8-81 139 353 492 2 21 12
Same Conference Nov-24 2015 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Ohio
LOSS
21 - 26
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 6-50 73 255 328 1 17 4
Ohio 2-20 230 168 398 2 18 5
BYE WEEK!
Same Conference Dec-05 2015 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Bowling Green
LOSS
14 - 34
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 6-49 107 152 259 5 13 2
Bowling Green 13-110 266 235 501 2 15 6
BYE WEEK!
FBS (FBS Non AQ's) Dec-23 2015 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Boise State
LOSS
7 - 55
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 5-30 -5 38 33 3 12 1
Boise State 8-65 277 377 654 2 16 10

Record 2015

Overall: W:8 L:6 T:0
Conf: W:8 L:6 T:0
Division: W:8 L:6 T:0

Totals

Penalties Rushing
Yards
Passing
Yards
Total
Yards
Turnovers 3rd Down
Attempts
3rd Down
Coversions
Northern Illinois 75 - 767 Yards 2660 2920 5580 25 210 98
Opponents 65 - 592 Yards 2436 3411 5847 29 232 110
KEY

Colored Dots Indicate that the game is outside of their division.

  • Other = Same Conference
  • BCS = Non Conf. BCS
  • FBS = Non Conf. FBS
  • FCS = non Conf. FCS
  • FCS Non AQ = Other

Offense Data   Back To Top


Offense Total Yards

Games Yards Avg. Yards Per Game
14 5580 399

Offense Passing

Games Yards Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
14 2920 209

Offense Rushing

Games Yards Avg. Rushing Yards Per Game
14 2660 190

Offense Scoring

Games Total Points Avg. Points Per Game
14 436 31

Offense Turnovers

Games Turnovers Avg. Turnovers Per Game
14 25 1.79

Offense Third Down Conversion

Third Down Attempts Third Down Coversions Third Down Conversion Percentage
210 98 46.7%

Offense Red Zone

Games RZ Drives RZ Scores RZ Points RZ Rushing TD RZ Passing TD RZ TD Total RZ Field Goals RZ Scoring Percentage RZ TD Percentage
14 47 42 228 22 12 34 8 89% 72%

Defense Data   Back To Top


Defense Total Yards

Games Opponent Total Yards Opponent Avg. Yards Per Game
14 5847 418

Defense Passing

Games Opponent Total Passing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
14 3411 244

Defense Rushing

Games Opponent Total Rushing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
14 2436 174

Defense Scoring

Games Opponent Total Points Opponent Avg. Points Per Game
14 387 28

Defense Turnovers

Games Opponent Turnovers Opponent Avg. Turnovers Per Game
14 29 2.07

Defense Third Down Stops

Opponent Third Down Attempts Opponent Third Down Coversions Opponent Third Down Conversion Percentage
232 110 47.4%

Defense Red Zone

Games Opponent RZ Drives Opponent RZ Scores Opponent RZ Points Opponent RZ Rushing_TD Opponent RZ Passing_TD Opponent RZ Zone TD Opponent RZ Field Goals Opponent RZ Scoring Percentage Opponent RZ TD Percentage
14 44 10 162 10 8 18 18 23% 41%