1963 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

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1963 Northern Illinois Huskies football
Conference Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1963 record 10–0 (4–0 IIAC)
Head coach Howard Fletcher (8th season)
Home stadium Glidden Field
(Capacity 5,500)
← 1962
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The 1963 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University during the 1963 college football season. The Huskies would go undefeated during the season and won their first bowl game, the Mineral Water Bowl. The AP Poll declared Northern Illinois to be the NCAA College Division National Champions. However, the United Press International named Delaware the NCAA College Division National Champions.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 14 Wisconsin–Whitewater* Glidden FieldDeKalb, IL W 55–7  
September 21 at Winona State* Maxwell FieldWinona, MN W 61–0  
September 28 at Truman State* Stokes Stadium • Kirksville, MO W 21–12  
October 5 Nebraska–Omaha* Glidden Field • DeKalb, IL W 18–7  
October 12 Hillsdale College* Glidden Field • DeKalb, IL W 19–13  
October 19 Illinois State Glidden Field • DeKalb, IL W 43–0  
October 26 at Eastern Illinois Lincoln Field • Charleston, IL W 43–0  
November 2 Western Illinois Glidden Field • DeKalb, IL W 29–22  
November 9 at Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, MI W 27–22  
November 30 vs. Missouri State* Roosevelt Field • Excelsior Springs, MO (Mineral Water Bowl) W 21–14  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.