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 12-3 / 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 23-6/ 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 31-12 / 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 36-19 / 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 44-24 / 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 8-6 Rod Carey @ NIU 52-30 / Winning Percentage 65.67 RK 31 587-494-51 / Winning Percentage 54.11 Total Win Rank 64 & Winning Percentage Rank 69 Total 54 Offense 27 Defense 25 ST 2 Offense 8* Defense 6 10,404 Increase Rank 128
2019 0-0 Thomas Hammock @ NIU 0-0 Winning Percentage 0.00 RK NA 587-494-51 / Winning Percentage 54.11 Total Win Rank 64 & Winning Percentage Rank 69 Total 56 Offense 26 Defense 28 ST 2 Offense 6* Defense 7 NA
2020 0-0 Thomas Hammock
* = Returning Quarterback

Schedule (2017)

Record 2017

Overall: W:8 L:5 T:0
Conf: W:8 L:5 T:0
Division: W:8 L:5 T:0

Game Date Home VS Away Score Game Stats
BCS (FBS AQ's) Sep-01 2017 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Boston College
LOSS
20 - 23
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 8-70 164 203 367 1 15 2
Boston College 8-79 148 191 339 1 24 9
FCS (FCS AQ's) Sep-09 2017 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Eastern Illinois
WIN
38 - 10
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 15-201 237 269 506 3 16 9
Eastern Illinois 8-75 60 127 187 3 17 5
BCS (FBS AQ's) Sep-16 2017 Nebraska
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
WIN
17 - 21
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Nebraska 5-48 85 299 384 3 19 6
Northern Illinois 3-25 85 128 213 1 13 3
BYE WEEK!
FBS (FBS Non AQ's) Sep-30 2017 San Diego State
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
LOSS
34 - 28
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
San Diego State 10-126 127 136 263 0 14 1
Northern Illinois 4-42 155 262 417 4 18 7
Same Conference Oct-07 2017 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Kent State
WIN
24 - 3
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 7-59 152 114 266 3 17 5
Kent State 5-43 102 29 131 4 16 2
Same Conference Oct-14 2017 Buffalo
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
WIN
13 - 14
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Buffalo 8-77 39 344 383 1 14 2
Northern Illinois 3-35 217 224 441 2 17 7
Same Conference Oct-21 2017 Bowling Green
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
WIN
17 - 48
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Bowling Green 6-53 192 175 367 5 12 5
Northern Illinois 6-39 338 239 577 1 21 13
Same Conference Oct-26 2017 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Eastern Michigan
WIN
30 - 27
Overtime
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 9-72 114 278 392 1 17 3
Eastern Michigan 6-69 96 307 403 0 20 5
Same Conference Nov-02 2017 Toledo
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
LOSS
27 - 17
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Toledo 4-35 166 361 527 1 13 4
Northern Illinois 7-45 185 245 430 2 17 8
Same Conference Nov-09 2017 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Ball State
WIN
63 - 17
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 1-5 222 211 433 1 14 9
Ball State 4-50 83 162 245 1 18 6
Same Conference Nov-15 2017 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Western Michigan
WIN
35 - 31
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 7-65 248 64 312 3 12 7
Western Michigan 3-35 110 211 321 1 17 8
Same Conference Nov-24 2017 Central Michigan
 -VS- 
Northern Illinois
LOSS
31 - 24
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Central Michigan 9-87 139 247 386 1 17 4
Northern Illinois 7-60 137 128 265 2 17 5
BCS (FBS AQ's) Dec-26 2017 Northern Illinois
 -VS- 
Duke
LOSS
14 - 36
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northern Illinois 3-11 65 234 299 0 12 1
Duke 2-30 213 252 465 1 19 10

Record 2017

Overall: W:8 L:5 T:0
Conf: W:8 L:5 T:0
Division: W:8 L:5 T:0

Totals

Penalties Rushing
Yards
Passing
Yards
Total
Yards
Turnovers 3rd Down
Attempts
3rd Down
Coversions
Northern Illinois 80 - 729 Yards 2319 2599 4918 24 206 79
Opponents 78 - 807 Yards 1560 2841 4401 22 220 67
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
13 4918 378

Offense Passing

Games Yards Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
13 2599 200

Offense Rushing

Games Yards Avg. Rushing Yards Per Game
13 2319 178

Offense Scoring

Games Total Points Avg. Points Per Game
13 376 29

Offense Turnovers

Games Turnovers Avg. Turnovers Per Game
13 24 1.85

Offense Third Down Conversion

Third Down Attempts Third Down Coversions Third Down Conversion Percentage
206 79 38.3%

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
13 45 36 192 14 14 28 8 80% 62%

Defense Data   Back To Top


Defense Total Yards

Games Opponent Total Yards Opponent Avg. Yards Per Game
13 4401 339

Defense Passing

Games Opponent Total Passing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
13 2841 219

Defense Rushing

Games Opponent Total Rushing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
13 1560 120

Defense Scoring

Games Opponent Total Points Opponent Avg. Points Per Game
13 286 22

Defense Turnovers

Games Opponent Turnovers Opponent Avg. Turnovers Per Game
13 22 1.69

Defense Third Down Stops

Opponent Third Down Attempts Opponent Third Down Coversions Opponent Third Down Conversion Percentage
220 67 30.5%

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
13 48 39 183 13 9 22 17 81% 46%