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Huskie Breakdown Pt. 3: key players for 2015 football

By Christopher Loggins | August 31, 2015

OffenseOffensive LineGreat rush attacks usually begin with great offensive lines, and redshirt senior left guard Aidan Conlon has helped lead the way for the Huskies up front. Coming into the season, Conlon has started in 42 consecutive games and has...

Football runs to victory against Ball State

By Ryan Simpson | November 6, 2014

Football’s combination of defensive turnovers and run game was key to its victory Wednesday night.The Huskies (7-2, 4-1 MAC) used a strong start and finish to beat the Ball State Cardinals (3-6, 2-3 MAC), 35-21, at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind....

A host of Huskies tackle running back Horactio Banks Wednesday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind. The defense forced five turnovers and converted them into 21 points in the 35-21 victory over Ball State.

Defense clobbers Ball State on road

By Danny Albers | November 6, 2014

Football’s defense stepped up big on the road Wednesday at Ball State, shutting down the Cardinals in the second half.The Huskies (7-2, 4-1 MAC) beat the Ball State Cardinals (3-6, 2-3 MAC), 35-21, Wednesday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind.In the...

Former defensive tackle Ken Bishop tackles Akron Zips running back Jawon Chisholm Oct. 12 at Huskie Stadium. The Huskies lost their starting front four, and they have eight returning defensive linemen who saw playing time last season and six returning defensive linemen who didn’t play last season to fill the hole.

Defensive line undergoes revamp

By Frank Gogola | April 14, 2014

Football wants to build a defensive line so good it’s “bad.”The Huskies lost their entire starting front four — Ken Bishop, George Rainey, Joe Windsor and Anthony Wells. They also lost Stephen O’Neal, who played in 12 games and started one,...