2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
8-4, 1st in MAC - West
Northern Illinois wins in OT to capture MAC West (0:50)
Northern Illinois beats Ball State with winning FG as time expires (1:49)
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
21dAdam Rittenberg

Northern Illinois extends Hammock thru 2026

Northern Illinois and football coach Thomas Hammock have agreed on a contract extension through the 2026-27 academic year, the school announced on Tuesday.

End Zone! Marquez Cooper scores 36-yard Rushing touchdown vs. Northern Illinois (0:27)

Northern Illinois rallies in final minute to beat Chippewas

— Rocky Lombardi threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns and freshman Kanon Woodill kicked the go-ahead field goal with under a minute to go in his first collegiate action to give Northern Illinois a 39-38 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday.

Northern Illinois converts FG to complete comeback win vs. Central Michigan (0:45)
Trayvon Rudolph flies down field on 100-yard kickoff return TD (0:43)

Ducker's 210 yards rushing leads NIU past Bowling Green

— Jay Ducker carried it 33 times for 210 yards, freshman Trayvon Rudolph had a 100-yard kickoff return and a 20-yard touchdown reception and Northern Illinois beat Bowling Green 34-26 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory.


Northern Illinois holds off Eastern Michigan 27-20

— Antario Brown rushed for 101 yards and Northern Illinois scored the game's first 17 points then held on to defeat Eastern Michigan 27-20 on Saturday in a game delayed by lightning between the first and second quarters.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: Full Highlights (1:52)
Rocky Lombardi takes off for a 64-yard Northern Illinois TD (0:32)
Michigan runs rampant with 8 rushing TDs in win (2:09)
McNamara airs it out 87 yards to Cornelius Johnson for a Michigan TD (0:37)
Wyoming Cowboys vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: Full Highlights (1:51)
Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Full Highlights (1:50)

Team Stats

Passing Yards195.0Tied-98th
Rushing Yards231.85th
Points For30.895th
Points Against33.5Tied-20th