2000 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

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2000 Northern Illinois Huskies football
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West
2000 record 6–5 (4–3 MAC)
Head coach Joe Novak (5th season)
Home stadium Huskie Stadium
(Capacity: 31,000)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 Mid-American Conference football standings
Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall xy$   5 1         5 3         8 5  
Akron x   5 1         5 3         6 5  
Ohio   4 2         5 3         7 4  
Miami   4 2         5 3         6 5  
Bowling Green   1 5         2 6         2 9  
Buffalo   2 4         2 6         2 9  
Kent State   0 6         1 7         1 10  
West Division
Western Michigan xy   4 1         7 1         9 3  
Toledo x   4 1         6 1         10 1  
Northern Illinois   2 3         4 3         6 5  
Ball State   2 3         4 3         5 6  
Eastern Michigan   2 3         2 5         3 8  
Central Michigan   1 4         2 6         2 9  
Championship: Marshall 19, Western Michigan 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University. The Huskies competed in the highest division of football, Division I-A. They were led by fifth year head coach Joe Novak and they played their home games at Huskie Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM at Northwestern* Ryan FieldEvanston, IL L 17–35   23,352
September 9 6:30 PM Illinois State* Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL W 52–0   24,682
September 23 4:00 PM at No. 20 Auburn* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL PPV L 14–31   79,635
September 30 12:00 PM at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN W 43–14   13,859
October 7 1:00 PM Central Florida*dagger Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL W 40–20   18,148
October 14 6:00 PM at Akron Rubber BowlAkron, OH W 52–35   9,487
October 21 12:00 PM at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI FSN L 22–52   27,523
October 28 12:00 PM Buffalo Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL ESPN+ W 73–10   16,586
November 4 1:00 PM Toledo Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL L 24–38   13,354
November 11 12:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI L 32–39   4,592
November 18 1:00 PM Central Michigan Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL W 40–6   6,016
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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