American Football Database
American Football Database
1956 Northern Illinois State Huskies football
ConferenceInterstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1956 record1–8 (0–6 IIAC)
Head coachHoward Fletcher (1st season)
Home stadiumGlidden Field
(Capacity: 5,500)
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Template:1956 IIAC football standings 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 22at Wheaton (IL)*Wheaton, ILW 7–6
September 29at Illinois StateNormal, ILL 0–3
October 6Central MichiganL 0–41
October 13at Bradley*Peoria, ILL 7–26
October 19at Western Illinois
  • Hanson Field
  • Macomb, IL
L 6–34
October 27Nebraska–Omaha*
  • Glidden Field
  • DeKalb, IL
L 0–12
November 3Eastern Illinois
  • Glidden Field
  • DeKalb, IL
L 6–13
November 10at Eastern MichiganYpsilanti, MIL 7–25
November 17Southern Illinois
  • Glidden Field
  • DeKalb, IL
L 13–28
  • *Non-conference game