Northern Illinois

RANK: #79

   

RECORD: 8-6

   

MAC RECORD: 6-2

   
2019 Schedule
08/31
ILLINOIS STATE
 
09/07
at Utah
 
09/14
at Nebraska
 
09/28
at Vanderbilt
 
10/05
BALL STATE
 
10/12
at Ohio
 
10/19
at Miami (OH)
 
10/26
AKRON
 
11/02
at Central Michigan
 
11/13
at Toledo
 
11/19
EASTERN MICHIGAN
 
11/26
WESTERN MICHIGAN
 
2018 Results
L
at Iowa
7-33
L
UTAH
6-17
W
CENTRAL MICHIGAN
24-16
L
at Florida State
19-37
W
at Eastern Michigan
26-23 (3OT)
W
at Ball State
24-16
W
OHIO
24-21
W
at BYU
7-6
W
at Akron
36-28
W
TOLEDO
38-15
L
MIAMI (OH)
7-13
L
at Western Michigan
21-28
W
vs. Buffalo (MAC Championship Game)
30-29
L
vs. UAB (Boca Raton Bowl)
13-37
FBS Notebook: NCAA rule places limits on headsets

FBS Notebook: NCAA rule places limits on headsets

Lindyssports.com Staff

May 12 The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel passed a new rule Friday limiting the number of headsets a team can use during a game to 20. FULL STORY

LB Johnson to TCU from NIU as grad transfer

LB Johnson to TCU from NIU as grad transfer

The Sports Xchange

April 08 Linebacker Jawuan Johnson announced he is transferring from Northern Illinois to TCU on Sunday night. FULL STORY

No. 19 San Diego State holds off Northern Illinois

No. 19 San Diego State holds off Northern Illinois

The Sports Xchange

October 01 Back-to-back interceptions by Tariq Thompson and Kameron Kelly denied Northern Illinois' upset bid as No. 19 San Diego State survived a sluggish offensive performance to win 34-28 on Saturday night. FULL STORY

Northern Illinois to challenge No. 19 San Diego State

Northern Illinois to challenge No. 19 San Diego State

The Sports Xchange

September 26 Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey remembers the play well, citing it first when listing the challenges his Huskies face defending 19th-ranked San Diego State FULL STORY

Bowling Green rolls over Northern Illinois 34-14

Bowling Green rolls over Northern Illinois 34-14

The Sports Xchange

December 05 Travis Greene rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Matt Johnson threw for 235 yards and two scores as Bowling Green beat Northern Illinois 34-14 for the Mid-American Conference FULL STORY

Walk-on freshman QB to lead NIU in MAC title game

Walk-on freshman QB to lead NIU in MAC title game

The Sports Xchange

December 02 Northern Illinois and Bowling Green enter the Mid-American Conference championship game on the opposite end of the quarterback spectrum. The Falcons (9-3, 7-1 MAC East) will face FULL STORY

MAC Notebook: Huskies thankful for November

MAC Notebook: Huskies thankful for November

The Sports Xchange

November 22 Northern Illinois did what Northern Illinois does in November -- win. The Huskies have posted one of the best, yet not recognized nationally known streaks over the past few seasons. FULL STORY

MAC Notebook: Falcons clinch title game bid

MAC Notebook: Falcons clinch title game bid

The Sports Xchange

November 15 In a matchup of two of the hottest teams in the Mid-American Conference, Bowling Green captured its third straight East Division title with a 41-27 triumph over Western Michigan FULL STORY

MAC Notes: UNI continues dominance over Toledo

MAC Notes: UNI continues dominance over Toledo

The Sports Xchange

November 08 The national spotlight found the Mid-American Conference on Nov. 3 when No. 20 Toledo hosted Northern Illinois on ESPN2. The Rockets entered the MAC West showdown FULL STORY

No. 13 Utah flexes defense as NIU visits

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Field Level Media

September 03 Utah hasn't missed a beat on defense. FULL STORY

DEPTH CHART

Offense
QB 15
Marcus Childers*
6-0
222
Jr.
RB 21
Marcus Jones
5-8
198
Sr.
WR 14
Spencer Tears*
6-0
198
Sr.
WR 18
Cole Tucker
6-2
193
So.
WR 17
Dennis Robinson
6-5
214
So.
TE 89
Mitchell Brinkman
6-3
250
Jr.
LT 71
Isaac Hawn
6-6
303
Jr.
LG 62
Christopher Perez Jr.*
6-1
290
Sr.
C 54
Austin Warner
6-4
291
Jr.
RG 65
Nathan Veloz*
6-4
319
Sr.
RT 72
Jordan Steckler*
6-5
308
Sr.
Defense
DE 41
Matt Lorbeck
6-3
247
Jr.
DT 98
Jack Heflin
6-3
284
Jr.
NG 55
Weston Kramer*
6-1
292
Jr.
DE 47
Michael Kennedy
6-1
215
So.
LB 48
Antonio Jones-Davis*
5-11
228
Jr.
LB 57
Kyle Pugh*
6-0
235
Sr.
LB 37
Lance Deveaux Jr.
5-11
211
Sr.
CB 31
Devin Haney
6-1
172
So.
CB 49
Jalen McKie
5-7
169
So.
S 8
Mykelti Williams*
5-11
208
Sr.
S 11
Tryashon Foster*
6-0
201
Sr.
SPECIAL TEAMS
K 39
John Richardson
5-11
190
Fr.
P 36
Matt Ference*
5-11
198
Jr.
*Returning Starters
2018 RANKINGS
OFFENSE
PER GAME
RANK
Scoring
20.1
120
Rushing
166.9
70
Passing
155.4
119
Total
322.3
123
DEFENSE
PER GAME
RANK
Scoring
22.6
35
Rushing
109.2
11
Passing
247.8
95
Total
357.0
40
TO MARGIN
PER GAME
RANK
-1
-0.07
72
2017 RANKINGS
OFFENSE
PER GAME
RANK
Scoring
28.9
60
Rushing
177.8
48
Passing
199.9
86
Total
377.7
93
DEFENSE
PER GAME
RANK
Scoring
22.0
T-32
Rushing
120.0
16
Passing
218.5
57
Total
338.5
26
TO MARGIN
PER GAME
RANK
-2
-0.15
81
2016 RANKINGS
OFFENSE
PER GAME
RANK
Scoring
30.5
55
Rushing
239.8
16
Passing
224.0
73
Total
463.8
27
DEFENSE
PER GAME
RANK
Scoring
30.3
80
Rushing
200.8
88
Passing
250.7
93
Total
451.5
98
TO MARGIN
PER GAME
RANK
-1
-0.08
T-75