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Time to take out the cats

By Brian Earle | September 19, 2013

Football may find itself in the midst of a trap game when Eastern Illinois comes into Huskie Stadium this Saturday.The Panthers (3-0) are out of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the Ohio Valley Conference and are not a team to be taken lightly...

Football wants to give fans a show

By Frank Gogola | September 17, 2013

DeKalb | After winning the first two games of the season in comeback fashion on the road, the football team is excited to make its home debut Saturday.Not only will the Huskies (2-0) look to extend their undefeated season, they will also put their 21-game...

Redshirt junior Cameron Stingily makes a leaping play Saturday against Idaho.

Football answers to ‘adversity’ in game

By Frank Gogola | September 15, 2013

Going into Moscow, Idaho, as heavy favorites, NIU football (2-0) used a second-half rally to escape with a victory over the Idaho Vandals (0-3).After falling behind 28-14 with 9:35 to play in the second half, the Huskies outscored the Vandals 31-7 to...

Faceoff: Offense or defense?

By Brian Earle | September 10, 2013

Brian Earle: We learned a number of things about football from its season-opening victory over Iowa. The offense seems to have picked up right where it left off, despite missing a few key players from last season. Quarterback Jordan Lynch looks better...

Lynch vs. running backs: Who gets the call?

By Frank Gogola | September 9, 2013

DeKalb | Don’t rush to assume redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Lynch will be the Huskies’ (1-0) leading rusher every game.In the season opener against the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1), Lynch rushed the ball a team-high 22 times for team-leading 56 yards.Compared...

Off weekend offers rest, relaxation for football

By Frank Gogola | September 5, 2013

After a seemingly improbable comeback victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1), the NIU Huskies (1-0) will be off this weekend, hoping to recover and improve.The Huskies defeated the Hawkeyes 30-27 Saturday, scoring 10 unanswered points to complete the comeback...

Confidence is football’s backbone

By Brian Earle | September 4, 2013

One thing football proved in its 30-27 victory over Iowa on Saturday is it is one very confident group.Facing a 10-point deficit against the Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium with five minutes remaining, “confident” is one thing a lot of teams would not...

Junior wide out TommyLee Lewis about to be tackled by a Hawkeye defender late August at Kinnick Stadium. NIU will face the Vandals in their second match of the season on Saturday.

Snatching Victory: Football defeats Big Ten’s Iowa in final seconds of Saturday game

By Brian Earle | September 3, 2013

Revenge may not have been on NIU football’s mind, but that’s exactly what the team got Saturday in Iowa City.In a rematch with the Hawkeyes (0-1), the Huskies (1-0) rolled into hostile Kinnick Stadium and rallied for a 30-27 victory in their season...

Final drive proved football can dig deep

By Frank Gogola | September 3, 2013

With less than seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, NIU was trailing the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1) by seven points and it appeared all hope was lost.The Huskies refused to fold in the raucous environment of Kinnick Stadium and...

It’s running backs by committee for NIU

By Frank Gogola | August 29, 2013

While then-redshirt junior quarterback Jordan Lynch shouldered the majority of the running load last season, the NIU Huskies will go with a running-back-by-committee system this season that could wreak havoc.The running back committee will feature redshirt...

NIU and FSU players prepare to battle out another play during the 2013 Orange Bowl game. The Huskies lost, 31-10.

Lynch: BCS bowl run will take ‘ton of hard work’

By Frank Gogola | August 27, 2013

Going bowling has been a recent trend for the football team.The Huskies have gone to five consecutive postseason bowl games, posting a 2-3 record during that stretch. They were on a two-bowl winning streak before falling to the Florida State Seminoles...

What to expect from football after dream season

By Brian Earle | August 26, 2013

Now may be the most exciting time to be an NIU football fan.The Huskies are coming off their most historic season in school history (12-2), during which they earned their first-ever berth to a BCS Bowl game, repeated as MAC Champions and won the MAC West...