2009 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

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2009 Northern Illinois Huskies football
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Conference Mid-American Conference West
2009 record 7–6 (5–3 MAC)
Head coach Jerry Kill
Home stadium Huskie Stadium (Capacity: 24,000)[1]
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Ohio xy   7 1         9 5  
Temple x   7 1         9 4  
Bowling Green   6 2         7 6  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Buffalo   3 5         5 7  
Akron   2 6         3 9  
Miami   1 7         1 11  
West
#23 Central Michigan x   8 0         12 2  
Northern Illinois   5 3         7 6  
Western Michigan   4 4         5 7  
Toledo   3 5         5 7  
Ball State   2 6         2 10  
Eastern Michigan   0 8         0 12  
Championship: Central Michigan 20, Ohio 10
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University in during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Northern Illinois competed as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division. The team was coached by Jerry Kill (2nd Season) and played their home games in Huskie Stadium. The Huskies finished the season 7–6, 5–3 in MAC play and lost in the International Bowl 27–3 against South Florida.

  • The Huskies lead the MAC in Rushing Yards per game at 195.2 Yards Per Game.
  • The Huskies lead the MAC in Total Defense just giving up 329.9 Yards Per Game.
  • The Huskies lead the MAC in Red Zone Offense, converting 93.6% of the time

Schedule[edit]

  • Average Home Attendance:14,889 (48.0%)

The schedule is as follows:[2]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:00 PM at Wisconsin* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI BTN L 20–28   80,532[3]
September 12 6:30 PM Western Illinois* Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL CSNC W 41–7   21,427[4]
September 19 11:00 AM at Purdue* Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN W 28–21   53,240[5]
September 26 2:30 PM Idaho* Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL CSNC L 31–34   16,320[6]
October 3 2:30 PM Western Michigandagger Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL CSNC W 38–3   17,608[7]
October 17 6:00 PM at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH L 19–20   17,012[8]
October 24 12:00 PM at Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH W 27–22   9,884[9]
October 31 11:00 AM Akron Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL ESPN+ W 27–10   10,148[10]
November 5 6:30 PM Eastern Michigan Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL ESPNU W 50–6   10,527[11]
November 12 5:00 PM Ball State Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL ESPNU W 26–20   13,305[12]
November 21 1:00 PM Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH L 31–38   14,756[13]
November 27 12:00 PM Central Michigan Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI ESPNU L 31–45   15,113[14]
January 2 12:00 PM vs. South Florida* Rogers CentreToronto, ON (International Bowl) ESPN2 L 3–27   22,185[15]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Northern Illinois Football Media Guide". Northern Illinois University. p. 2. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies Football Official Site - Schedule". Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Northern Illinois vs Wisconsin". UWBadgers.com. September 5, 2009. Archived from the original on September 10, 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Western Illinois Leathernecks vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Purdue Boilermakers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on January 6, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Idaho Vandals vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Western Michigan Broncos vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Northern Illinois vs. Toledo Rockets Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Miami Redhawks Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Akron Zips vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on January 12, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Ball State Cardinals vs. Northern Illinois Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Ohio Bobcats Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  15. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2010.