2014 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

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2014 Northern Illinois Huskies football
Northern Illinois Huskies football wordmark.svg
MAC champion
MAC West Division co-champion
Boca Raton Bowl, L 23–52 vs. Marshall
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
2014 record11–3 (7–1 MAC)
Head coachRod Carey (2nd full season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Cole (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJay Niemann (3rd season)
Home stadiumHuskie Stadium
(Capacity: 23,595)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Bowling Green x   5 3         8 6  
Ohio   4 4         6 6  
Buffalo   3 4         5 6  
Akron   3 5         5 7  
UMass   3 5         3 9  
Miami   2 6         2 10  
Kent State   1 6         2 9  
West Division
Northern Illinois xy$   7 1         11 3  
Toledo x   7 1         9 4  
Western Michigan   6 2         8 5  
Central Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         5 7  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Northern Illinois 51, Bowling Green 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant

The 2014 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Huskies competed in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They were led by second-year head coach Rod Carey. They played their home games at Huskie Stadium. The Huskies' regular season loss to Central Michigan snapped a 26-game home winning streak dating back to the 2009 season. They finished the season 11–3, 7–1 in MAC play to win a share of the MAC West Division Title with Toledo. Due to their head-to-head win over Toledo, the Huskies represented the West Division in the MAC Championship Game where they defeated Bowling Green to be crowned MAC Champions. They were invited to the Boca Raton Bowl where they lost to Conference USA Champion Marshall.

The season marked the Huskies' seventh consecutive trip to a bowl game and their third consecutive bowl game loss.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 286:00 p.m.Presbyterian*W 55–312,398[1]
September 62:30 p.m.at Northwestern*BTNW 23–1541,139[2]
September 136:00 p.m.at UNLV*MWNW 48–3414,305[3]
September 206:00 p.m.at Arkansas*ESPNUL 14–5267,204[4]
October 44:00 p.m.Kent State
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN3W 17–1415,620[5]
October 114:00 p.m.Central Michigandagger
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN3L 17-3420,122[6]
October 184:00 p.m.Miami (OH)
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN3W 51–4111,211[7]
October 2512:00 p.m.at Eastern MichiganESPN3W 28–1719,654[8]
November 57:00 p.m.at Ball StateESPN2W 35-216,642[9]
November 117:00 p.m.Toledo
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN2W 27–248,462[10]
November 187:00 p.m.at OhioESPNUW 21–1415,118[11]
November 2810:00 a.m.at Western MichiganESPNUW 31–2111,195[12]
December 56:00 p.m.vs. Bowling GreenESPN2W 51–1715,110[13]
December 235:00 p.m.vs. Marshall*ESPNL 23–5229,419
Schedule Source:[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presbyterian vs. Northern Illinois Scoring Summary" (PDF). Northern Illinois University Department of Athletics. August 28, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Northern Illinois vs. Northwestern". Northern Illinois University Department of Athletics. September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Northern Illinois vs. UNLV". Northern Illinois University Department of Athletics. September 13, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks - Box Score". ESPN. September 20, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  5. ^ "Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Northern Illinois Huskies - Box Score". ESPN. October 4, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Northern Illinois Huskies - Box Score". ESPN. October 11, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  7. ^ "Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Northern Illinois Huskies - Box Score". ESPN. October 18, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  8. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles - Box Score". ESPN. October 25, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  9. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Ball State Cardinals - Box Score". ESPN. November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  10. ^ "Toledo Rockets vs. Northern Illinois Huskies - Box Score". ESPN. November 11, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  11. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Ohio Bobcats - Box Score". ESPN. November 18, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  12. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Western Michigan Broncos - Box Score". ESPN. November 28, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  13. ^ "Bowling Green Falcons vs. Northern Illinois Huskies - Box Score". ESPN. December 5, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  14. ^ "2014 Northern Illinois Huskies Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 17, 2014.