2003 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

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2003 Northern Illinois Huskies football
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Conference Mid-American Conference West
2003 record 10–2 (6–2 MAC)
Head coach Joe Novak
Home stadium Huskie Stadium (Capacity: 28,000)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#10 Miami x   8 0         13 1  
Marshall   6 2         8 4  
Akron   5 3         7 5  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
UCF   2 6         3 9  
Ohio   1 7         2 10  
Buffalo   1 7         1 11  
Western Division
#23 Bowling Green x   7 1         11 3  
Northern Illinois   6 2         10 2  
Toledo   6 2         8 4  
Western Michigan   4 4         5 7  
Ball State   3 5         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Central Michigan   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Miami 49, Bowling Green 27
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University during the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. Northern Illinois competed as a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). They were coached by Joe Novak.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 6:30 PM #15 Maryland* Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL FSN W 20–13 OT  28,018
September 6 12:00 PM Tennessee Tech* Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL W 42–17   18,123
September 20 6:00 PM at #21 Alabama* Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL PPV W 19–16   83,818
September 27 3:00 PM Iowa State* #20 Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL W 24–16   28,218
October 4 6:30 PM Ohio #17 Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL PPV W 30–23 OT  21,736
October 11 12:00 PM at Central Michigan #16 Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI W 40–24   23,268
October 18 3:00 PM Western Michigandagger #12 Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL W 37–10   28,221
October 25 3:00 PM at #23 Bowling Green #12 Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH ESPN2 L 18–34   31,007
November 1 1:00 PM Ball State #21 Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL FSN W 48–23   24,121
November 8 12:00 PM at Buffalo #23 UB StadiumAmherst, NY W 40–9   5,127
November 15 2:00 PM at Toledo #21 Glass BowlToledo, OH FSN L 30–49   20,929
November 22 1:00 PM Eastern Michigan Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL W 38–24   16,589
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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