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1997 Northern Illinois Huskies football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest
1997 record0–11 (0–8 MAC)
Head coachJoe Novak (2nd season)
Home stadiumHuskie Stadium
(Capacity: 31,000)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Mid-American Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Marshall x   7 1         10 3  
Miami   6 2         8 3  
Ohio   6 2         8 3  
Bowling Green   3 5         3 8  
Kent State   3 5         3 8  
Akron   2 7         2 9  
West
Toledo x   7 1         9 3  
Western Michigan   6 2         8 3  
Ball State   4 4         5 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 5         4 7  
Central Michigan   1 7         2 9  
Northern Illinois   0 8         0 11  
Championship: Marshall 34, Toledo 14
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University. The Huskies competed in the highest division of football, Division I-A. They were led by second year head coach Joe Novak and they played their home games at Huskie Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 286:30 PMat Central MichiganSCCL 10–4419,495
September 66:30 PMNo. 21 Kansas State*L 7–4726,873
September 133:00 PMWestern Michigan
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
L 13–218,003
September 206:00 PMat North Carolina State*L 14–4151,500
October 41:00 PMat Bowling GreenL 10–3517,148
October 113:00 PMVanderbilt*dagger
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
L 7–1717,567
October 181:00 PMat ToledoL 14–4122,183
October 253:00 PMBall State
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
SCCL 14–2110,031
November 11:00 PMOhio
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
L 30–3510,215
November 81:00 PMEastern Michigan
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
L 10–385,866
November 1512:00 PMat Miami (OH)L 0–426,508

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