2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
1-2, 1st in MAC - West
Northern Illinois secures win with INT in final minute (0:53)
Chippewas come within striking distance on 4-yard TD pass (0:37)
Central Michigan narrows lead with 6-yard QB draw (0:39)
Huskies QB completes second TD pass of 1st half (0:21)
Nothern Illinois QB throws dime for 14-yard TD (0:45)
13d

Interception return for TD helps Utah beat N. Illinois 17-6

Zack Moss ran for a touchdown while Chase Hanson added another score on a late interception return as unranked Utah extended its nonconference winning streak to 21 with a 17-6 come-from-behind victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.

Utah shuts the door on NIU with pick-6 (0:48)
20d

Ferentz passes mentor, now leads Iowa in wins

Nate Stanley threw for 108 yards and a touchdown, coach Kirk Ferentz passed mentor Hayden Fry as Iowa's all-time leader in wins, and the Hawkeyes rolled past Northern Illinois 33-7 on Saturday.

20d

Kirk Ferentz passes Fry, Iowa rolls past NIU 33-7

Nate Stanley threw for 108 yards and a touchdown, coach Kirk Ferentz passed mentor Hayden Fry as Iowa's all-time leader in wins and the Hawkeyes rolled past Northern Illinois 33-7 on Saturday.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Northern Illinois is expected to promote linebackers coach Jeff Knowles to defensive coordinator. Knowles will replace Kevin Kane, who left for the coordinator role at SMU. The DeKalb Daily Chronicle first reported the promotion. Knowles joined NIU's staff in 2017 after three seasons at NC State.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SMU coach Sonny Dykes confirmed to me that he's hiring Northern Illinois defensive coordinator Kevin Kane to the same position with the Mustangs. Football Scoop first reported the move. Kane did an excellent job with the NIU defense in 2017 after moving into the coordinator role the year before. Dykes' new staff with SMU is nearly complete.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northern Illinois running backs coach Jordan Lynch, a 2013 Heisman Trophy finalist, is leaving to become head coach at Chicago's Mount Carmel High School, his alma mater. Lynch will replace Hall of Fame coach Frank Lenti, who won 374 games and 11 state titles.

Jones leads Duke against Northern Illinois (0:48)
Cutcliffe: 'Really thrilled with the way we finished' (1:40)
Jones links up with Rahming for TD (0:30)

Mike Couzens ESPN College Football 

Today at 5:15 ET in Detroit, it's the Quick Lane Bowl between Duke and Northern Illinois on ESPN. The Blue Devils are in their 5th bowl in 6 years, and the Huskies are one of five MAC teams in a bowl this year. I'll have the call with Ray Bentley and Allison Williams.

Northern Illinois-Western Michigan wind gusts get the Stephenson treatment (0:55)

Team Stats

Passing Yards108.3125th
Rushing Yards132.7102nd
Points For12.3130th
Points Against22.0Tied-54th

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