Northern Illinois beats Cal State Northridge 83-71

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Marshawn Wilson scored 16 points off the bench to lead Northern Illinois to an 83-71 win over Cal State Northridge in a season opener Friday night. Austin Pauga and Jaylen Key had 15 points apiece for the Huskies. Laytwan Porter scored 11 points and Travon Baker added 10 points with five assists and four rebounds. The team hit 44.4 percent from the field overall...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Northern Illinois Upsets Previously Unbeaten Toledo With Late Comeback

Tuesday night “MAC-tion” is alive and kicking and having an effect on the New Years Six bowl games. Entering last night’s game against Northern Illinois, the Toledo Rockets were one of three undefeated teams from the “group of five” conferences that was aiming for one of the top bowl games … with an outside shot of making the College Football Playoff. When it was all...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois rallies for 32-27 win over No. 20 Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Freshman quarterback Ryan Graham led Northern Illinois on two fourth-quarter scoring drives, and the Huskies rallied to beat No. 20 Toledo 32-27 on Tuesday night. Joel Bouagnon's 2-yard touchdown with 1:59 remaining lifted the Huskies (6-3, 4-1 Mid-American Conference) to their sixth consecutive victory against the Rockets (7-1, 4-1). Bouagnon rushed for 87 yards...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Hare leads Northern Illinois past Eastern Michigan, 49-21

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Drew Hare threw four touchdown passes and Joel Bouagnon rushed for 136 yards and a score to help Northern Illinois beat Eastern Michigan 49-21 on Saturday. Jordan Huff added 128 yards rushing, including a 53-yard scoring run in the second quarter, on 13 carries. Northern Illinois (5-3, 3-1 Mid-American) rushed for a season-high 322 yards on 59 carries - its second...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bouagnon, Northern Illinois runs over Miami (Ohio) 45-12

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Joel Bouagnon ran for 134 yards and three touchdowns and Northern Illinois routed Miami (Ohio), 45-12 on Saturday afternoon. Bouagnon had a pair of 22-yard runs for touchdowns in the first quarter and added a 53-yard scoring run in the third. With the Huskies (4-3, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) attempting to run out the clock in the fourth quarter, Marcus Jones...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois beats Ball State 59-41

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Drew Hare threw two touchdowns and ran for another while Joel Bouagnon and Jordan Huff ran for two scores each as Northern Illinois beat Ball State 59-41 on Saturday. Hare completed 29 of 32 passes for 363 yards for the Huskies (3-3, 1-1 Mid-American Conference). Bouagnon rushed for 149 yards and Huff added 87 yards. Down 10-0 early in the second quarter, the Huskies...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

College Football Odds: Boston College Favored Over Northern Illinois

The Boston College Eagles will look to extend their 13-game straight up winning streak against opponents from the Mid-American Conference when they host the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday as 4.5-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by Boston College has dominated the MAC since 2002, recording against the spread victories in nine of those 13 contests...
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohio State football trailers are epic, even for Northern Illinois

The Ohio State Buckeyes put out some amazing trailers for their football games. I checked this one specifically just to see if they took it easy on weeks when they’re nearly five touchdown favorites, but it’s my opinion that they’ve taken it just as seriously. If this was a Hollywood movie, we’d all be lined up for something truly great. It’s strange that in reality we...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois beats Murray State 57-26

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Drew Hare threw four touchdowns as Northern Illinois beat Murray State 57-26 on Saturday. Hare was 29 of 38 for 358 yards for the Huskies (2-0). Two of his TD throws went to Kenny Golladay, who finished with 136 yards receiving. Shane Wimann also caught a pair of touchdowns. Hare hit Wimann from 4 yards for the game's first score with 7:52 left in the first quarter...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NIU husky mascot Diesel dies after battle with cancer

The worst news to report is the death of a beloved part of the football world. The Northern Illinois Huskies are grieving after their long-time mascot Diesel passed away late Sunday night after a short battle with cancer. Sporting News reported that Diesel, who retired in 2013, passed away peacefully Sunday night. The official Facebook page of Diesel announced the sad news around...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bouagnon leads Northern Illinois comeback over UNLV, 38-30

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Joel Bouagnon ran for three second-half touchdowns and Northern Illinois rallied from a 17-3 first-half deficit to beat UNLV 38-30 in the season opener on Saturday night. Bouagnon scored from 16 yards out to give the Huskies the lead, 24-20 with 1:24 left in the third quarter, then added runs of 1- and 29-yards in the fourth quarter to push the lead to 38-23 with...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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