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Football fights off late scare for fifth straight win

By Christopher Loggins | November 12, 2015

Football (7-3, 5-1 MAC) fought off a late-game comeback from Buffalo (5-5, 3-3 MAC) to win its fifth consecutive game and move into third place in the MAC West.BU scored its only points of the first half early in the first quarter on a field goal. The...

Football downs Buffalo after late scare

By Christopher Loggins | November 11, 2015

Football (7-3, 5-1 MAC) defeated Buffalo (5-5, 3-3 MAC) for its fifth straight win and tied UB for the second most wins in the MAC.The Huskies hopped to an early first quarter lead after Buffalo scored an early touchdown, scoring 14 first-quarter points...

Shane Wimann (35) celebrates a touchdown with fellow receivers Clayton Glasper (81) and Aregeros Turner (22). The Huskies caught four touchdowns in their 49-21 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Huskies gain 3-win streak at Homecoming

By Patrick Smith | October 26, 2015

Football (5-3, 3-1 MAC) throttled Eastern Michigan (1-7, 0-4 MAC) 49-21 in front of 17,000 fans Saturday, earning its third straight victory heading into the last stretch of the season.The Huskies started the game with a five-minute touchdown drive after...

Junior wide receiver Kenny Golladay runs in an Oct. 10 game against Ball State. The Huskies went on to win the game 59-41, breaking its three-game losing streak.

Football leaps to .500 after after blowout win over Miami

By Christopher Loggins | October 19, 2015

Football (4-3, 2-1 MAC) bumped its win streak to two on Saturday, downing Miami (Ohio) (1-6) in a 33-point blowout.It was the second consecutive game in which NIU scored at least 45 points. The Huskies have accomplished this feat three times this season.First...

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....

NIU football spring camp notebook: Receivers dominate, new injuries popping up and more

By Frank Gogola | March 28, 2015

Junior wide receiver Aregeros Turner and the receiver corps stole the show during football’s spring practice Friday inside the Chessick Practice Center.The 5-foot-11, 173-pound wideout caught nearly everything thrown his way during 7-on-7s and the live...

NIU Huskies conquer Bowling Green Falcons in MAC Championship, 51-17

By Frank Gogola | December 8, 2014

Football put its best foot forward on the big stage Friday in the MAC Championship game after months of close victories.The Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, in the MAC title contest at Ford Field in Detroit. This is the...

DaRon Brown (4), redshirt senior wide receiver, jumps to catch a pass during the Dec. 5 MAC Championship game against Bowling Green at Ford Field in Detroit. NIU won, 51-17.

MAC Championship Rapid Reaction: NIU football 51, Bowling Green Falcons 17

By Frank Gogola | December 5, 2014

What happened: In a role reversal of the 2013 MAC Championship game, the Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, to capture the 2014 MAC title Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.How it happened: Redshirt senior safety Dechane Durante...

Football redeemed at home

By Ryan Simpson | October 19, 2014

Football’s offense emerged from its three-game hibernation, posting its second-high offensive output of the season at its weekend game.The Huskies (5-2, 2-1 MAC) defeated the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (1-7, 1-3 MAC), 51-41, Saturday at Huskie Stadium. The...

Football runs wild on RedHawks

By Danny Albers | October 19, 2014

If football was going to beat Miami (Ohio) (1-7, 1-3 MAC) and its high-flying offense it needed to have a more consistent offensive attack than the one it displayed the last three weeks.That is exactly what the Huskies (5-2, 2-1 MAC) did, dominating on...

NIU vs. Kent State 2014

NIU vs. Kent State 2014

By Gavin Weaver | October 5, 2014

Redshirt freshman tailback Jordan Huff breaks a tackle attempt and goes on to score a touchdown Saturday in the game against Kent State. The Huskies’ matchup against Kent State came close in the fourth quarter: NIU started with a 17-6 lead, but the...

Football’s 4th full of twists

Football’s 4th full of twists

By Danny Albers | October 5, 2014

The defense was the glue that held football together in a tight win this weekend, as the Huskies’ offense never really found its rhythm.The Huskies (4-1, 1-0 MAC) defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-5, 0-2 MAC), 17-14, Saturday at Huskie Stadium.Defense...