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1998 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

The 1998 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University. The Huskies competed in the highest division of football, Division I-A. They were led by third year head coach Joe Novak and they played their home games at Huskie Stadium.

1998 Northern Illinois Huskies football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest
1998 record2–9 (2–6 MAC)
Head coachJoe Novak (3rd season)
Home stadiumHuskie Stadium
(Capacity: 31,000)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall xy$   7 1         12 1  
Miami x   7 1         10 1  
Bowling Green   5 3         5 6  
Ohio   5 3         5 6  
Akron   3 6         4 7  
Kent State   0 8         0 11  
West Division
Toledo x   6 2         7 5  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 4  
Central Michigan   5 3         6 5  
Eastern Michigan   3 6         3 8  
Northern Illinois   2 6         2 9  
Ball State   1 7         1 10  
Championship: Marshall 23, Toledo 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:30 PMat Western MichiganL 23–3735,107
September 1211:30 AMat No. 5 Kansas State*FSNL 7–7341,967
September 196:30 PMEastern Illinois*L 10–2420,184
October 31:00 PMat Ball StateL 13–1816,829
October 105:00 PMat Central Florida*L 17–3830,415
October 1711:00 AMCentral Michigan
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
FSNW 16–615,012
October 245:00 PMat Eastern MichiganW 26–148,423
October 3111:00 AMToledo
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
FSNL 3–1614,931
November 711:30 AMMiami (OH)
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
L 10–4115,867
November 1412:00 PMat OhioL 12–2816,172
November 2112:30 PMBowling Green
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
L 23–3411,380

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