The Northern Illinois University football team received votes in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Poll
after defeating defending Mid-American Conference champion Central Michigan, 33-7, Saturday afternoon at Huskie Stadium. With the victory, NIU improves to 6-2 on the season and 4-0 in MAC play. The last time the Huskies received a vote in the USA Today Coaches Poll was in the preseason poll released earlier this year. NIU has faced five coaches that currently vote in the coaches poll already this season, Dan Enos, C. Michigan; Al Golden, Temple; Jeff Quinn, Buffalo; Paul Rhodes, Iowa State and Ron Zook, Illinois. The Huskies play one more voter, Tim Beckman of Toledo, Nov. 9.
The Huskies will carry their five-game winning streak into Kalamazoo, Mich. when NIU faces the Broncos of Western Michigan. The game will be televised as part of the MAC Game of the Week package and can be seen on WTVO in Rockford and WPWR TV in the Chicagoland area. (Check your local listings for the channel in your area.