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1972 Northern Illinois Huskies football
ConferenceIndependent
1972 record7–4
Head coachJerry Ippoliti (2nd season)
Home stadiumHuskie Stadium
(Capacity: 20,257)
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Penn State         10 2 0
No. 14 Notre Dame         8 3 0
Utah State         8 3 0
West Virginia         8 4 0
Florida State         7 4 0
Northern Illinois         7 4 0
Rutgers         7 4 0
No. 20 Georgia Tech         7 4 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Houston         6 4 1
Tulane         6 5 0
Temple         5 4 0
Colgate         5 4 1
Holy Cross         5 4 1
Syracuse         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         5 6 0
Dayton         4 6 1
Boston College         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
South Carolina         4 7 0
Southern Miss         3 7 1
Xavier         2 8 0
Cincinnati         2 9 0
Villanova         2 9 0
Pittsburgh         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University in the 1972 college football season. The Huskies competed in the highest division of football at the time: Division I, also known as the University Division, where they competed among the Independents schools of the league. They were led by head coach Jerry Ippoliti, his second season with the team and the first NIU coach with a winning record in Division I football. They played their home games at Huskie Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 9Illinois StateW 21–7
September 16at WisconsinL 7–31
September 23Western Michigan
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
L 10–14
September 30at MarshallW 24–7
October 7Xavier
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
W 20–7
October 14at IdahoL 13–31
October 21West Texas State
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
W 17–8
October 28Kent State
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
W 28–7
November 4at ToledoW 30–7
November 11Fresno State
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
L 6–9
November 17at Long Beach StateW 22–13

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