- NIU is the ONLY team in the Football Bowl Subdivision with SEVEN road wins.
- NIU is one of five undefeated teams in the nation and the ONLY non-AQ school with 12 wins.
- NIU is the FIRST MAC team ever to defeat TWO Big Ten teams in the same regular season.
- The Huskies have posted 11 wins in each of the last three seasons and 10 wins in each of the last four years.
- NIU will play in its fourth-straight Mid-American Conference Championship game.
- The Huskies are bowl eligible for the sixth-straight season, a MAC record for consecutive bowl berths.
- Heisman Trophy candidate Jordan Lynch leads a Huskie offense that averages 42.8 points a game.
- The Huskies have won 24 of their last 25 games.
- NIU has won 25 straight conference games, the longest streak in the country.
- The Huskies have won 26 straight games at their home stadium, the longest such winning streak in the nation.
- The Huskies' 15-game road-winning streak is the longest in the nation.
- The MAC is the only non-AQ conference with two teams with nine or more wins.
- The MAC is the only non-AQ conference with four teams with eight or more wins.
- The MAC was the first non-AQ conference to reach six bowl eligible teams by Nov. 5.
What They're Saying
"I quit complaining about the polls a long time ago. But what are the Harris Poll voters and the coaches in the USA Today poll watching? They have No. 15 Fresno State four and five spots, respectively, ahead of No. 16 Northern Illinois. The Huskies have beaten two Big Ten teams."
- Ivan Maisel, ESPN.com Complete Story Here
"You can see why NIU types should be upset. It is playing in the best conference of the non-AQs, but is not the best team."
- Dennis Dodd, CBSSports.com Complete Story Here
"If I had my choice, I'd like to see Northern Illinois [go to a BCS game] and it's because of Jordan Lynch. This guy is just simply outstanding. Much like Johnny Manziel, he's must-watch television."
- Coy Wire, Fox Sports 1 Watch Here
While NIU has a long tradition of success the last decade, some of the Huskies' most recent success can be traced to the 2010 Humanitarian Bowl. Two weeks after losing their head coach and offensive and defensive coordinators, the Huskies went out to Boise, Idaho and defeated Fresno State, 40-17, in dominating fashion. You can relive the Huskies' Humanitarian Bowl victory over the Bulldogs here and by watching the video below.