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Jordan Lynch
Junior tailback Akeem Daniels scored on a 54-yard pass from Jordan Lynch with 4:58 to play, and Lynch added a 71-yard touchdown run two minutes later as the Northern Illinois Huskies overcame a fourth-quarter deficit for the third time this season to claim a 35-23 victory over Ball State Saturday at Scheumann Stadium. “We’re a...
Leighton Settle
Junior running back Leighton Settle (Madison, Wis./Madison West/Fresno City CC) scored three touchdowns while rushing for 152 yards on 23 carries to lead Northern Illinois to a 55-24 victory on Saturday afternoon at Huskie Stadium. Junior quarterback Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel) gained 144 yards on 21 carries with a touchdown and went 14-of-32 through...
Leighton Settle
Only one football team in the Mid-American Conference had what it took last year to get the better of the NIU Huskies, the eventual MAC champions. That team – the Chippewas of Central Michigan University – is eager for a repeat performance Saturday, Sept. 29, when conference play finally begins across the league. It won’t...
Martel Moore
Trailing by 10 points early in the fourth quarter, Northern Illinois scored the final 17 points of the game as the Huskies knocked off Kansas, 30-23, on Saturday afternoon at Huskie Stadium. Redshirt junior quarterback Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel) threw for 235 yards on 23-of-35 passing with two touchdowns while running for 134 yards...
Jamal Womble and Martel Moore
Coach Dave Doeren and the NIU Huskies football team play their first road game of 2012 Saturday when they travel to West Point, N.Y., to face the U.S. Army Black Knights. NIU owns a 1-1 record after earning their first win of the season last weekend with a 35-7 victory over UT Martin at Huskie...
Martel Moore
Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel HS) and running back Leighton Settle (Madison, Wis./Madison West HS) powered the Huskies (1-1) to a 35-7 win over UT Martin Saturday night at Huskie Stadium. The duo combined for 166 rushing yards on 32 carries for three touchdowns as both averaged over five yards per carry...
Coach Dave Doeren and the NIU Huskies (0-1) return to Huskie Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, to continue their non-conference schedule versus the Skyhawks of the University of Tennessee at Martin (1-0). Students are admitted free with their NIU OneCard. The first 3,000 fans at the game will receive a red “We Are...
Coach Dave Doeren
The Northern Illinois Huskies closed out 2012 preseason football practices Saturday with a “mock game” at Huskie Stadium that included pregame stretching, the team entrance, seeing every personnel group on offense, defense and special teams, halftime and even the singing of the post-game fight song. There was no hitting, no passes thrown and no real...
The Northern Illinois football team flashed plenty of big play ability Wednesday at Huskie Stadium, as the offense and defense both had their fair share of highlights. By the end of practice, head coach Dave Doeren had plenty of praise for both sides of the ball. “The team had good spirit, it was physical and...
Jordan Lynch
After spending the past two seasons backing up record-setting teammate Chandler Harnish, quarterback Jordan Lynch showed that he plans a seamless transition into the starting role as he threw for 402 yards on 29-of-44 passing with four touchdowns Saturday at Huskie Stadium in Northern Illinois’ Red-White Spring Football Game. Lynch led the Red team, composed...
Jamaal Womble
The Northern Illinois Huskies held their first extended scrimmage of the preseason Sunday at Huskie Stadium, with both the offense and defense enjoying success at different times during the nearly two-hour workout. The “back-and-forth” nature of the scrimmage, as well as the level of play and competition on both sides of the ball, gave NIU...
NIU Huskies football players
For the first time since preseason camp started at Northern Illinois last Thursday, the Huskie football team did not practice Tuesday. That does not mean, however, that Dave Doeren’s football team had the day off as NIU players and coaches took part in the team’s annual Media and Photo Day at Huskie Stadium. Media day...