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NIU football defeats Chippewas

By Matt Hopkinson | October 1, 2012

“Looks can be deceiving” is a good way to describe NIU’s first MAC game of the season. While NIU (4-1, 1-0 MAC) trampled over Central Michigan (2-2, 0-1 MAC) at the end of the game, defeating them 55-24, the two teams were separated by six points...

Defense comes up big

By Matt Hopkinson | October 1, 2012

While the offensive statistics and display put forth by NIU against Central Michigan may seem more appealing, what the defense was able to do trumps that. It was able to do something twice in this game that it only managed to do once in the other four...

NIU becoming defensive team

By Brian Thomas | September 4, 2012

Traditionally over the last couple of seasons, NIU football has been known as an offensive juggernaut, being able to score points seemingly at will. However, after watching their season opener against Iowa, the Huskies look like they are more of a defensive...

Defensive Breakdown Football

By Matt Hopkinson | August 30, 2012

Two teams coming off completely opposite seasons will look to put a stamp on their first game of the year Saturday afternoon. In the history of NIU, the Huskies will attempt to win their first game at Soldier Field. This contest will be played against...

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