American Football Database
American Football Database
1965 Northern Illinois Huskies football
IIAC champion
Mineral Water Bowl, L 20–37 vs. North Dakota
ConferenceInterstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1965 record9–1 (4–0 IIAC)
Head coachHoward Fletcher (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorBill Peck (1st season)
Home stadiumGlidden Field
(Capacity 5,500)
Huskie Stadium
(Capacity 20,257)
← 1964
1966 →

Template:1965 IIAC football standings The 1965 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University during the 1965 NCAA College Division football season. The Huskies played in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC). They were led by tenth-year head coach Howard Fletcher. The Huskies started the year playing their first three home games at the retiring Glidden Field, and officially opened their newly constructed Huskie Stadium on November 6 vs. Illinois State.[1]


September 18Wisconsin–Whitewater*W 28–14
September 25Nebraska–Omaha*
  • Glidden Field
  • DeKalb, IL
W 28–13
October 2at Central MichiganMount Pleasant, MIW 19–14
October 9Truman State (MO)*
  • Glidden Field
  • DeKalb, IL
W 22–20
October 16at Bradley (IL)*Peoria, ILW 27–7
October 23at Wisconsin-Milwaukee*
W 38–12
October 30at Eastern IllinoisCharleston, ILW 20–11
November 6Illinois State
W 48–6
November 13Western Illinois
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
W 40–13
November 27vs. North Dakota*
  • Roosevelt Field
  • Excelsior Springs, MO (Mineral Water Bowl)
L 20–37
  • *Non-conference game