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2013 Northern Illinois Huskies football
MAC West Division champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
2013 record12–2 (8–0 MAC)
Head coachRod Carey (1st full season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Cole (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJay Niemann (2nd season)
Home stadiumHuskie Stadium
(Capacity: 23,595)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
Template:2013 Mid-American Conference football standings

The 2013 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Huskies competed in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They were led by first-year head coach Rod Carey. They played their home games at Huskie Stadium. They finished the season 12–2, 8–0 in MAC play to win the West Division Title. They finished the regular season undefeated (12–0). They represented the West Division in the MAC Championship Game where they lost to East Division Champion Bowling Green 27–47. They were invited to the Poinsettia Bowl where they lost to Utah State 14–21.

Fresh off their Orange Bowl Appearance in 2012 the Huskies went undefeated until the MAC Championship. This garnered NIU National attention with the anticipation of another BCS Bowl appearance. Star quarterback Jordan Lynch was a top 3 candidate for the Heisman Trophy.[1] The season marked the Huskies' sixth consecutive trip to a bowl game and their second consecutive bowl game loss.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 312:30 p.m.at Iowa*BTNW 30–2767,402[2]
September 144:00 p.m.at Idaho*W 45–3514,071[3]
September 216:00 p.m.No. 8 (FCS) Eastern Illinois*ESPN3W 43–3923,595[4]
September 2811:00 a.m.at Purdue*ESPN2W 55–2454,258[5]
October 52:30 p.m.at Kent StateTWCSW 38–2418,773[6]
October 124:00 p.m.AkronNo. 23
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN3W 27–2023,595[7]
October 192:00 p.m.at Central MichiganNo. 23ESPN3W 38–1718,796[8]
October 262:30 p.m.Eastern MichiganNo. 23
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
CSNCW 59–2020,185[9]
November 211:00 a.m.at MassachusettsNo. 21ESPN+W 63–1910,061[10]
November 137:00 p.m.Ball StateNo. 20
ESPN2W 48–2718,290[11]
November 207:00 p.m.at ToledoNo. 20ESPN2W 35–1721,974[12]
November 266:00 p.m.Western MichiganNo. 18
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN2W 33–1417,679[13]
December 67:00 p.m.vs. Bowling GreenNo. 16ESPN2L 27–4721,106[14]
December 268:30 p.m.vs. Utah State*No. 24ESPNL 14–2123,408[15]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RankingsEdit


Ranking movements
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NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

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RosterEdit

2013 Northern Illinois Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 3 Daniels, AkeemAkeem Daniels Sr
WR 4 Brown, Da'RonDa'Ron Brown 10px Jr
QB 6 Lynch, JordanJordan Lynch 10px Sr
WR 8 Williams, MattMatt Williams 10px Fr
QB 9 McIntosh, MattMatt McIntosh 10px So
WR 10 Lewis, TommyleeTommylee Lewis Jr
WR 11 Brescacin, JuwanJuwan Brescacin 10px So
QB 12 Hare, DrewDrew Hare 10px Fr
WR 14 Turner, AregerosAregeros Turner Fr
WR 15 Roby, TerranceTerrance Roby Fr
WR 19 Eagan, JohnnyJohnny Eagan 10px Fr
QB 19 Renteria, OctavioOctavio Renteria Fr
RB 20 Harris Jr., KeithKeith Harris Jr. So
RB 23 Huff, JordanJordan Huff Fr
RB 25 Bowers, GiorgioGiorgio Bowers 10px Jr
RB 28 Bouagnon, JoelJoel Bouagnon Fr
RB 34 Spencer, JamesJames Spencer 10px Jr
TE 35 Wimann, ShaneShane Wimann Fr
RB 36 Smith, DracoDraco Smith Fr
TE 37 Maxwell, DesroyDesroy Maxwell So
RB 38 Morrow, AlexAlex Morrow 10px Fr
TE 40 Stendler, RyanRyan Stendler Fr
RB 42 Stingily, CameronCameron Stingily 10px Jr
FB 47 Sterling, RobRob Sterling Jr
FB 48 Connors, RickyRicky Connors 10px Jr
OL 55 Ness, AndrewAndrew Ness 10px So
OL 57 Taylor, ScottScott Taylor 10px Fr
C 59 Gegner, MichaelMichael Gegner 10px Jr
OL 61 Conlon, AidanAidan Conlon 10px So
OL 62 Husain, PatrickPatrick Husain 10px Jr
OL 65 Ott, WesWes Ott 10px Jr
OL 66 Battaglia, MattMatt Battaglia 10px Sr
OL 67 Pitt, TylerTyler Pitt 10px Jr
OL 68 Brown, RonRon Brown 10px Fr
OL 70 Ruka, JoshJosh Ruka 10px Fr
OL 71 Myers, LevonLevon Myers 10px Fr
OL 72 Maruska, BenBen Maruska Fr
OL 74 Howard, LincolnLincoln Howard 10px Fr
OL 75 Briggs, TateTate Briggs Fr
OL 75 Loos, TylerTyler Loos 10px Jr
OL 76 Calhoun, NickNick Calhoun Fr
OL 77 Volk, JaredJared Volk 10px Sr
OL 78 Brown, RyanRyan Brown 10px Jr
OL 79 Krempel, MattMatt Krempel 10px Sr
TE 80 Majors, Devonte'Devonte' Majors 10px So
WR 81 Glasper, ClaytonClayton Glasper 10px Fr
WR 82 Beebe, ChadChad Beebe Fr
TE 83 Eakes, LukeLuke Eakes 10px Jr
TE 84 Tennenbaum, KevinKevin Tennenbaum 10px So
WR 85 Sebastiano, AngeloAngelo Sebastiano 10px So
WR 86 Brinlee, JacobJacob Brinlee So
WR 87 Mitchell, MalikMalik Mitchell Fr
TE 88 Semisch, TimTim Semisch 10px Jr
WR 89 Holder, BlakeBlake Holder Fr
TE 95 Heckel, JakeJake Heckel Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 1 Durante, DechaneDechane Durante 10px Jr
CB 2 Evans, SeanSean Evans 10px Sr
RB 5 Faustin, JhonyJhony Faustin Sr
LB 6 Bass, JamaalJamaal Bass 10px Jr
LB 7 Santacaterina, MichaelMichael Santacaterina 10px Jr
LB 8 Fleming, LadellLadell Fleming 10px Fr
LB 9 Lemon, RasheenRasheen Lemon 10px So
DB 11 Allen, MycialMycial Allen Fr
DB 13 Abresch, JacksonJackson Abresch Fr
S 15 Ward, JimmieJimmie Ward Sr
CB 16 Ivory, CharlesCharles Ivory 10px Fr
CB 17 Hayes, MarckieMarckie Hayes 10px Jr
LB 18 Jones IV, BobbyBobby Jones IV Fr
CB 21 Moore, MarlonMarlon Moore So
S 24 Ware, DominiqueDominique Ware 10px Sr
LB 27 Winkel, BobbyBobby Winkel 10px Jr
CB 29 Logan, ParisParis Logan 10px So
CB 31 Brooks, AnthonyAnthony Brooks 10px Fr
S 32 McNeal, NateNate McNeal 10px Sr
LB 33 Payton, JamaalJamaal Payton Fr
LB 40 Folliard, SeanSean Folliard Fr
LB 41 Hazelett, CodyCody Hazelett 10px Fr
DB 42 Corbett, JustinJustin Corbett Fr
DB 43 Mayes, BrandonBrandon Mayes Fr
DE 44 Ford, PerezPerez Ford So
LB 45 Mays, BoomerBoomer Mays 10px So
DE 46 Rainey, GeorgeGeorge Rainey 10px Sr
DE 49 Meehan, JasonJason Meehan Jr
DE 50 Smaha, AustinAustin Smaha Fr
DT 51 Andrerson, ZachZach Andrerson 10px Sr
LB 52 Sullivan, CodyCody Sullivan Fr
DE 53 Baltimore, MatthewMatthew Baltimore 10px Fr
DE 54 Clinton-Earl, CameronCameron Clinton-Earl 10px So
DL 56 Canoy, BrianBrian Canoy Fr
DT 57 Henry, CorneliusCornelius Henry 10px Jr
LB 58 Cotton, MikeMike Cotton So
DT 69 Thomas, CoreyCorey Thomas 10px Fr
DL 90 Lee, WilliamWilliam Lee Fr
DT 91 Wells, AnthonyAnthony Wells 10px Sr
DT 92 Jones, MarioMario Jones 10px Fr
DT 93 Bishop, KenKen Bishop Sr
DT 94 Gordon, DonovanDonovan Gordon 10px Jr
DL 96 Ippolito, MichaelMichael Ippolito 10px Fr
DE 97 Windsor, JoeJoe Windsor Sr
DT 98 Breedlove, CalCal Breedlove Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K/P 12 Brebant, JoshJosh Brebant Fr
P/K 26 Wedel, TylerTyler Wedel Jr
LS 66 Ramlet, BobbyBobby Ramlet 10px Fr
LS 84 Mayer, BrianBrian Mayer 10px Jr
K 99 Sims, MatthewMatthew Sims Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Game summariesEdit

IowaEdit

Northern Illinois at Iowa
by Quarter1234 Total
Huskies 10 7 3 10 30
Hawkeyes 7 17 0 3 27
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–8 2012 Iowa, 18–17
Jordan Lynch threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns for the Huskies, who scored 10 points in the final 5:05 to record their first win over the Hawkeyes.

Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward intercepted Iowa's Jake Rudock with 1:17 left. He brought it to the Hawkeyes 30-yard line, setting up the game-winning kick from Sims.


IdahoEdit

Northern Illinois at Idaho
by Quarter1234 Total
Huskies 7 14 14 10 45
Vandals 14 14 0 7 35
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2009 Idaho 34–31

Jordan Lynch threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more, as the team came away with their second win of the season.


Eastern IllinoisEdit

Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois
by Quarter1234 Total
#8 (FCS) Panthers 20 0 6 13 39
Huskies 6 17 10 10 43
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–10–1 1998 Eastern Illinois, 24–10
Jordan Lynch accounted for 424 yards of offense in the air and on the ground as Northern Illinois overcame six touchdown passes by Jimmy Garoppolo.

PurdueEdit

Northern Illinois at Purdue
by Quarter1234 Total
Huskies 10 17 21 7 55
Boilermakers 7 3 7 7 24
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2009 Northern Illinois, 28–21

Jordan Lynch threw for 207 yards and three touchdowns, and Northern Illinois scored on a kickoff return and an interception return to rout Purdue 55–24. It's the first time a Mid-American Conference team has beaten two Big Ten foes during the same regular season, and the Huskies made it look easy, tying the MAC record for victory margin over a Big Ten school. Toledo beat Minnesota by 31 in 2001.


Kent StateEdit

Northern Illinois at Kent State
by Quarter1234 Total
Huskies 7 14 7 10 38
Golden Flashes 7 10 7 0 24
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–7 2012 Northern Illinois, 44–37

Cameron Stingily ran for a career-high 266 yards and two scores as Northern Illinois remained undefeated with a 38–24 win over Kent State.


AkronEdit

Akron at Northern Illinois
by Quarter1234 Total
Zips 14 0 0 6 20
#23 Huskies 17 0 7 3 27
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Huskie Stadium
    DeKalb, IL
  • Game attendance: 23,595
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–5 2012 Northern Illinois, 37–7

The Huskies used their defense and kicking game to beat Akron 27–20 on Saturday night after the offense went 1 for 15 on third-down conversions.


Central MichiganEdit

Northern Illinois at Central Michigan
by Quarter1234 Total
#23 Huskies 7 7 10 14 38
Chippewas 14 0 0 3 17
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–25–1 2012 Northern Illinois, 55–24

Lynch had three rushing touchdowns and was 20 for 30 through the air for 155 yards and another score to help Northern Illinois (7–0, 3–0 Mid-American) extend the nation's best conference winning streak to 20 games. Lynch rushed for 316 yards, an FBS record for a quarterback, and the 23rd-ranked Huskies stayed unbeaten with a 38–17 victory at Central Michigan.


Eastern MichiganEdit

Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois
by Quarter1234 Total
Eagles 3 0 10 7 20
#23 Huskies 21 17 14 7 59
  • Date: October 26
  • Location: Huskie Stadium
    DeKalb, IL
  • Game start: 2:35pm CST
  • Game attendance: 20,185
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–14–2 2012 Northern Illinois, 49–7

UMassEdit

Northern Illinois at UMass
by Quarter1234 Total
#21 Huskies 21 21 7 14 63
Minutemen 6 7 6 0 19
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2012 Northern Illinois, 63–0

Ball StateEdit

Ball State at Northern Illinois
by Quarter1234 Total
Cardinals 7 17 3 0 27
#20 Huskies 3 17 7 21 48
  • Date: November 13
  • Location: Huskie Stadium
    DeKalb, IL
  • Game attendance: 18,290
  • Game weather: Temp: 32 • Weather: Overcast
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–20–2 2012 Northern Illinois, 35–23

ToledoEdit

Northern Illinois at Toledo
by Quarter1234 Total
#20 Huskies 7 0 14 14 35
Rockets 3 7 7 0 17
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–29 2012 Northern Illinois, 31–24

Western MichiganEdit

Western Michigan at Northern Illinois
by Quarter1234 Total
Broncos 0 7 0 7 14
#18 Huskies 7 13 10 3 33
  • Date: November 26
  • Location: Huskie Stadium
    DeKalb, IL
  • Game attendance: 17,679
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–23 2012 Northern Illinois, 48–34

Bowling Green (MAC Championship Game)Edit

MAC Championship Game
Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois
by Quarter1234 Total
Falcons 17 14 0 16 47
#16 Huskies 7 6 7 7 27
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–9 2011 Northern Illinois, 45–14

Utah State (Poinsettia Bowl)Edit

2013 Poinsettia Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Utah State Aggies
by Quarter1234 Total
Aggies 3 3 7 8 21
#24 Huskies 0 7 0 7 14
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1995 Utah State, 42–7

AwardsEdit

Jamaal Bass
  • All-MAC First Team Outside Linebacker
Ken Bishop
  • All-MAC First Team Down Lineman
  • 2x MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week (Weeks 3, 10)
Da'Ron Brown
  • All-MAC Second Team Wide Receiver
Rod Carey
  • MAC Coach of the Year
Dechane Durante
  • All-MAC Third Team Defensive Back
Tommylee Lewis
  • All-MAC First Team Wide Receiver
  • 1x MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week (Week 3)
  • 1x MAC West Division Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 5)
Tyler Loos
  • All-MAC First Team Offensive Lineman
Jordan Lynch
  • Vern Smith Leadership Award
  • MAC Offensive Player of the Year
  • All-MAC First Team Quarterback
  • 7x MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week (Weeks 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13)
Mathew Sims
  • 1x MAC West Division Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 1)
Cameron Stingily
  • 1x MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week (Week 6)
Jared Volk
  • All-MAC Second Team Offensive Lineman
Jimmie Ward
  • All-MAC First Team Defensive Back
Joe Windsor
  • All-MAC Third Team Down Lineman

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Heisman finalist: Jordan Lynch". ESPN. December 13, 2013. http://www.espn.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/91173/heisman-finalist-jordan-lynch. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  2. "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Box Score". ESPN. August 31, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?id=332432294. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  3. "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Idaho Vandals Box Score". ESPN. September 14, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=332570070. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  4. "Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN. September 21, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=332642459. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  5. "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Purdue Boilermakers Box Score". ESPN. September 28, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=332712509. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
  6. "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Kent State Golden Flashes Box Score". ESPN. October 5, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?id=332782309. Retrieved October 7, 2013.
  7. "Akron Zips vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN. October 12, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=332852459. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  8. "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Box Score". ESPN. October 19, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=332922117. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  9. "Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Score". ESPN. October 26, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=332992459. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  10. "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. UMass Minutemen Box Score". ESPN. November 2, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=333060113. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  11. "Ball State Cardinals vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Box Scoe". ESPN. November 13, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=333172459. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  12. "Northern Illinois vs. Toledo Rockets Box Score". ESPN. November 20, 2013. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=333242649. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  13. "Western Michigan vs. Northern Illinois Box Score". ESPN. November 26, 2013. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=333302459. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  14. "Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois Box Score". ESPN. December 6, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=333402459. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  15. "Utah State vs. Northern Illinois Box Score". ESPN. December 26, 2013. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=333602459. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
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