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2002 Northern Illinois Huskies football
MAC West Division co-champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest
2002 record8–4 (7–1 MAC)
Head coachJoe Novak
Home stadiumHuskie Stadium (Capacity: 31,000)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Mid-American Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#24 Marshall x   7 1         11 2  
UCF   6 2         7 5  
Miami   5 3         7 5  
Ohio   4 4         4 8  
Akron   3 5         4 8  
Kent State   1 7         3 9  
Buffalo   0 8         1 11  
West
Toledo xy   7 1         9 5  
Northern Illinois x   7 1         8 4  
Bowling Green   6 2         9 3  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Western Michigan   3 5         4 8  
Central Michigan   2 6         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Marshall 49, Toledo 45
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Northern Illinois competed as a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). They were coached by Joe Novak.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 296:30 PMWake Forest*FSNW 42–41 OT19,653
September 76:00 PMat South Florida*L 6–3723,559
September 1411:00 AMat No. 22 Wisconsin*ESPN+L 21–2477,460
September 216:30 PMWestern Illinois*
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
L 26–2923,598
September 281:00 PMKent State
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
W 13–616,302
October 51:00 PMat Ball StateW 41–2914,499
October 121:00 PMat Miami (OH)W 48–4115,234
October 191:00 PMCentral Michigan
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
W 49–020,186
October 2612:00 PMat Western MichiganW 24–2015,049
November 91:30 PMNo. 20 Bowling Green
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
FSNW 26–1725,822
November 1612:00 PMat Eastern MichiganW 49–215,567
November 2311:00 AMToledo
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, Illinois
FSNL 30–3320,154
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
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RosterEdit

2002 Northern Illinois Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 89 Cieslak, BradBrad Cieslak Fr
WR 82 Fleck, P. J.P. J. Fleck Sr
QB 6 Gilbert, RyanRyan Gilbert Jr
QB 10 Haldi, JoshJosh Haldi So
TB 28 Hammock, ThomasThomas Hammock Sr
RB 24 Harris, A. J.A. J. Harris Fr
WR 84 Hurd, SamSam Hurd Fr
WR Rodriquez, EdgarEdgar Rodriquez 10px Fr
WR 83 Powers, ShatoneShatone Powers Fr
TB 8 Pugh, JeremyJeremy Pugh 10px Fr
WR 88 Pugh, TurnerTurner Pugh Jr
TE 80 Raleigh, PatPat Raleigh Fr
FB 34 Scaramella, MikeMike Scaramella Jr
G 64 Schroeder, ShaunShaun Schroeder Jr
WR 5 Sheldon, DanDan Sheldon So
G 69 Sleight, GrahamGraham Sleight Jr
RB 32 Turner, MichaelMichael Turner Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 91 Cooksey, LeonardLeonard Cooksey Jr
DT 51 Didesch, EricEric Didesch Sr
FS Dokes, KeaftaKeafta Dokes Fr
SS 37 Dole, JustinJustin Dole Sr
CB 18 Drew, RandeeRandee Drew Jr
LB 45 Duffy, NickNick Duffy Jr
CB 29 Smith, DeonDeon Smith 10px Fr
SS 48 Smith, RayRay Smith Fr
LB 40 Smith, WillieWillie Smith So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2002-10-02

ReferencesEdit

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