2011 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

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2011 Northern Illinois Huskies football
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GoDaddy.com Bowl Champions
MAC Champions
MAC West Division Co–Champions
Conference Mid-American Conference West
2011 record 11–3 (7–1 MAC)
Head coach Dave Doeren
Home stadium Huskie Stadium (Capacity: 24,000)[1]
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Ohio xy   6 2         10 4  
Temple   5 3         9 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         5 7  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
Buffalo   2 6         3 9  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West
Northern Illinois xy   7 1         11 3  
Toledo x   7 1         9 4  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         6 6  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Championship: NIU 23, Ohio 20
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Northern Illinois Huskies football team were the champions of the Mid-American Conference (MAC), for the 2011 football season, winning the MAC championship game for the first time ever. Representing Northern Illinois University, the Huskies compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The Huskies compete in the West Division of the MAC; 2011 marked their second consecutive division title. The head coach for the 2011 season was Dave Doeren; 2011 was the first year that Doeren, the former defensive coordinator for the Wisconsin Badgers, served as head coach for the Huskies. Doeren's team compiled a solid 11–3 record in the 2011 season, including victories in the MAC Championship Game and the GoDaddy.com Bowl in January.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 PM Army* Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL ESPN3 W 49–26   17,003[2]
September 10 6:00 PM at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FCS L 42–45   48,084[3]
September 17 2:30 PM vs. #8 Wisconsin* Soldier FieldChicago, IL ESPN3 L 7–49   41,068[4]
September 24 2:30 PM Cal Poly* Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL W 47–30   14,321[5]
October 1 2:30 PM at Central Michigan Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 L 41–48   16,539[6]
October 8 2:30 PM Kent State Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL W 40–10   14,251[7]
October 15 2:30 PM Western Michigandagger Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL CSNC W 51–22   20,277[8]
October 22 11:00 AM at Buffalo UB StadiumAmherst, NY ESPN+ W 31–30   13,370[9]
November 1 6:00 PM at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN2 W 63–60   19,004[10]
November 8 7:00 PM at Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH ESPN2 W 45–14   13,752[11]
November 15 7:00 PM Ball State Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL (Battle for the Bronze Stalk) ESPNU W 41–38   12,391[12]
November 25 10:00 AM Eastern Michigan Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL ESPNU W 18–12   15,111[13]
December 2 7:00 PM vs. Ohio Ford FieldDetroit, MI (MAC Championship Game) ESPN2 W 23–20   13,052[14]
January 8 8:00 PM vs. Arkansas State Ladd-Peebles StadiumMobile, AL (GoDaddy.com Bowl) ESPN W 38–20   38,734[15]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Northern Illinois 93 149 119 114 475
Opponents 94 78 76 136 384

Regular season[edit]

Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 6 0 0 20 26
Huskies 14 21 14 0 49
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
0–1 1992 Army, 21–14


Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 14 14 7 42
Jayhawks 7 14 14 10 45
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
1–0 1983 NIU, 37–34


Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Badgers 14 14 14 7 49
Huskies 7 0 0 0 7
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
1–11 2009 WISC, 28–20


Cal Poly[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 0 7 10 13 30
Huskies 13 21 0 13 47
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
0–0 First Meeting  


Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 10 6 25 41
Chippewas 17 0 14 17 48
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
13–12 2010 NIU, 33–7


Kent State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Flashes 3 0 0 7 10
Huskies 7 20 6 7 40
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
15–3 2008 NIU, 42–14


Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 6 9 0 7 22
Huskies 0 13 24 14 51
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
13–22 2010 NIU, 28–21


Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 3 14 14 0 31
Bulls 3 7 0 20 30
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
6–1 2010 NIU, 45–14


Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 21 7 14 21 63
Rockets 14 10 14 22 60
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
9–28 2010 NIU, 65–30


Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 14 10 7 14 45
Falcons 7 7 0 0 14
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
6–9 2008 NIU, 16–13


Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 10 7 7 38
Huskies 0 14 14 13 41
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
14–19–1 2010 NIU, 59–21


Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 0 3 6 12
Huskies 7 5 6 0 18
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
17–5–2 2010 NIU, 71–3


Ohio (2011 MAC Championship Game)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 10 10 0 0 20
Huskies 0 0 7 16 23
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
9–9 2009 Ohio, 38–31


Arkansas State (2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 13 0 0 7 20
Huskies 7 14 7 10 38
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
6–1 1996 NIU, 31–30


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