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NIU football: Black team routs Cardinal team at Huskie Bowl

By Frank Gogola | April 13, 2015

Defense stole the show in the third annual Huskie Bowl as Team Black shut out Team Cardinal Saturday at Huskie Stadium.Team Black picked off Team Cardinal on the third play off the scrimmage, running it back for a touchdown, and the 21-0 rout was on.“Anytime...

NIU football: Huskies more ‘versatile’ on offense

By Frank Gogola | April 6, 2015

On paper, football should be a much more pass-heavy team than in past years.The Huskies lose Da’Ron Brown and his team-leading 1,065 receiving yards, but they return eight receivers — six of whom played in 11 or more games — from last year’s squad....

Running game powers football

By Frank Gogola | September 1, 2014

Football’s ground game made mincemeat of Presbyterian’s defense, gashing the Blue Hose left and right Thursday at Huskie Stadium.The Huskies racked up 635 total yards of offense, including 424 rushing yards on 77 carries. The 635 yards is the most...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Maddie rushes the ball against Presbyterian Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Maddie, redshirt junior Matt McIntosh and redshirt sophomore Drew Hare all took snaps in the 55-3 victory.

Football hoses Presbyterian

By Frank Gogola | September 1, 2014

Football’s season opener went exactly as it was expected to go: The Huskies (1-0) dismantled the Presbyterian Blue Hose (0-1), of the Football Championship Subdivision, in a 55-3 romp Thursday at Huskie Stadium.“I’ll put it as simple as I can: We...

Talent on ground for football

By Steve Shonder | April 15, 2014

While football is searching for Jordan Lynch’s replacement at quarterback, it is also trying to figure out how to replace his production on the ground.The Huskies are bringing back eight running backs from last season’s team, which was fourth in the...

Freshman running back duo make strides

By Frank Gogola | November 18, 2013

Draco Smith and Joel Bouagnon were two names that were not expected to appear in football’s box scores this season.The Huskies came into the season planning on using a committee of five running backs — a committee that did not include true freshmen...