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Huskies take down Zips in Homecoming

By Brian Earle | October 14, 2013

In front of a capacity crowd at Huskie Stadium, No. 23 NIU football came away with a 27-20 victory in its Homecoming matchup with Akron on Saturday.The victory increased the Huskies’ (6-0, 2-0 MAC) home-game winning streak to 23, which is a new MAC...

Run defense a big part of Huskies victory

By Brian Thomas | October 21, 2012

While the offense gets the credit for NIU football’s success game after game, the team’s defense had just as much to do with its 37-7 victory over Akron on Saturday. One phase of the Huskies’ defense really stood out against the Zips: their run...

Football hopes to keep road streak alive against Akron

By Matt Hopkinson | October 17, 2012

As if NIU football didn’t have enough streaks active at once, it will put its modest five-game road winning streak on the line as is faces Akron Saturday. Winners of their last six consecutive games and their last 11 MAC games, the Huskies (6-1, 3-0...

Players to watch for as Huskies battle Akron

By Matt Hopkinson | October 16, 2012

Quarterback: Senior Dalton Williams has quietly been putting up numbers for a dead-last Akron Zips football program. The Stephen F. Austin University transfer has amassed over 2,000 yards through the air already this season, and has thrown for 19 touchdowns....