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1971 Northern Illinois Huskies football
ConferenceIndependent
1971 record5–5–1
Head coachJerry Ippoliti (1st season)
Home stadiumHuskie Stadium
(Capacity: 20,257)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Penn State         11 1 0
Boston College         9 2 0
No. 17 Houston         9 3 0
No. 13 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Utah State         8 3 0
Florida State         8 4 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
West Virginia         7 4 0
Temple         6 2 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Colgate         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
[[{{{school}}}|Southern Miss]]         6 5 0
Georgia Tech         6 6 0
New Mexico State         5 5 1
Northern Illinois         5 5 1
Syracuse         5 5 1
Dayton         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         4 7 0
Rutgers         4 7 0
Virginia Tech         4 7 0
Navy         3 8 0
Pittsburgh         3 8 0
Tulane         3 8 0
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University in the 1971 college football season. The Huskies competed as an independent in the University Division, which became Division I in 1973. They were led by new head coach Jerry Ippoliti, where he led the Huskies to this first .500 season, and played their home games on campus at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 11at WisconsinL 0–31
September 18Long Beach StateW 48–38
September 25at Western MichiganL 17–27
October 2at San Diego StateL 10–30
October 9Marshall
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
W 33–18
October 16at West Texas StateW 22–19
October 23Ball State
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
T 10–10
October 30at Kent StateW 26–7
November 6No. 14 Toledo
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
L 8–23
November 13at Boston CollegeL 10–20
November 20Xavier
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
W 14–9

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