|1956 Northern Illinois State Huskies football|
|Conference||Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
|1956 record||1–8 (0–6 IIAC)|
|Head coach||Howard Fletcher (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Glidden Field|
The 1956 Northern Illinois State Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois State College in the 1956 NCAA College Division football season. This was the first year that the NCAA divided schools into "University" and "College" divisions, with the Huskies assigned to the College Division and competing in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They were led by first-year head coach Howard Fletcher and played their home games at the 5,500-seat Glidden Field, located on the east end of campus.
|September 22||at Wheaton (IL)*||Wheaton, IL||W 7–6|
|September 29||at Illinois State||Normal, IL||L 0–3|
|October 6||Central Michigan||L 0–41|
|October 13||at Bradley*||Peoria, IL||L 7–26|
|October 19||at Western Illinois||L 6–34|
|October 27||Nebraska–Omaha*||L 0–12|
|November 3||Eastern Illinois||L 6–13|
|November 10||at Eastern Michigan||Ypsilanti, MI||L 7–25|
|November 17||Southern Illinois||L 13–28|
- ↑ DeLassus, David. "Coaching Records Game-by-game: Howard Fletcher, 1956". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_game_by_game.php?coachid=779&year=1956. Retrieved November 14, 2013.