2008 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

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2008 Northern Illinois Huskies football
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Conference Mid-American Conference West
2008 record 6–7 (5-3 MAC)
Head coach Jerry Kill
Home stadium Huskie Stadium (Capacity: 24,000)[1]
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
Buffalo x   5 3         8 6  
Bowling Green   4 4         6 6  
Temple   4 4         5 7  
Ohio   3 5         4 8  
Akron   3 5         5 7  
Kent State   3 5         4 8  
Miami   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
Ball State x   8 0         12 2  
Central Michigan   6 2         8 5  
Western Michigan   6 2         9 4  
Northern Illinois   5 3         6 7  
Toledo   2 6         3 9  
Eastern Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Championship: Buffalo 42, Ball State 24
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Northern Illinois competed as a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Huskies were led by first-year head coach Jerry Kill.

Schedule[edit]

  • Average Home Attendance: 18,188 (58.7%)
Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM at Minnesota* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN BTN L 27–31   44,029
September 6 6:00 PM at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI L 26–29   26,262
September 20 2:00 PM Indiana State* Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL CSNC W 48–3   20,936
September 27 12:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI ESPN+ W 37–0   17,159
October 4 6:00 PM at Tennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN PPV L 9–13   99,539
October 11 3:00 PM Miami (OH) Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL CSNC W 17–13   17,444
October 18 3:00 PM Toledodagger Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL CSNC W 38–7   22,092
October 25 3:00 PM Bowling Green Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL CSNC W 16–13   17,163
November 5 7:00 PM at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPN2 L 14–45   14,373
November 12 7:00 PM Central Michigan Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL ESPN2 L 30–33 OT  13,543
November 18 6:00 PM at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH W 42–14   2,267
November 25 6:00 PM Navy* Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL ESPNC L 0–16   17,950
December 28 8:15 PM vs. Louisiana Tech* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN L 10–17   41,567
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Northern Illinois on offense against Tennessee

Coaches and team officials[edit]

  • Jerry Kill - Head Coach
  • Tracy Claeys[2] - Defensive Coordinator
  • Matt Limegrover[3] - Offensive Coordinator
  • Pat Poore [4]- Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks
  • Rob Reeves[5] - Assistant Coach/Running Backs
  • Brian Anderson[6] - Assistant Coach/Tight Ends
  • Harold Etheridge- Assistant Coach/Offensive Line
  • P. J. Fleck [7]- Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Tom Matukewicz[8] - Assistant Coach/Linebackers
  • Jay Sawvel[9] - Assistant Coach/Defensive Backs/Special Teams
  • Jeff Phelps[10] - Assistant Coach/Defensive Line
  • Brad Brachear[11] - Graduate Assistant/Defense
  • Nate Griffin[12] - Graduate Assistant/Video
  • Nick Deuel- Video Coordinator
  • Brandon Staley[13] - Graduate Assistant/Recruiting/Operations
  • Marc Webel[14] - Graduate Assistant/Offense
  • Adam Clark[15] - Director of Football Operations
  • Eric Klein[16] - Sports Performance

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