As we finish up July, I am going to be putting up a quick fact sheet and schedule for each team in our beloved Mid-American conference. Bookmark it and use it as a cheat sheet for the season, I know I will.
Northern Illinois is coming off their first losing season since 2008. They finished the season by winning 4 of their last 5 and Jordan Lynch joined the coaching staff, giving Husky fans reason to be optimistic for 2017.
Northern Illinois Huskies Cheat Sheet
- Head Coach: Rod Carey, 5th season. Record, 36-19.
- 2016 Record: 5-7
- 2017 Schedule:
Fri, Sept., 1 Boston College Eagles
Sat, Sept., 9 Eastern Illinois Panthers
Sat, Sept., 16 at Nebraska Cornhuskers
Sat, Sept., 30 at San Diego State Aztecs
Sat, Oct., 7 Kent State Golden Flashes
Sat, Oct., 14 at Buffalo Bulls
Sat, Oct., 21 at Bowling Green Falcons
Thu, Oct., 26 Eastern Michigan Eagles
Thu, Nov., 2 at Toledo Rockets
Thu, Nov., 9 Ball State Cardinals
Wed, Nov., 15 Western Michigan Broncos
Fri, Nov., 24 at Central Michigan Chippewas
- Returning Starters:
- Key Returnees:
Jordan Huff, Sr., RB: Huff ran for 703 yards at 6.3 YPC in 2016. Gained 173 on 23 carries in overtime win against EMU.
Max Scharping, Jr., OL: Moves to left tackle for 2017. First Team All-MAC in 2016.
Shawun Lurry, Sr., CB: Second Team All-MAC in 2016. 12 career interceptions. Named to 2017 Thorpe and Nagurski watch lists.
News and Notes
- The starting quarterback still hasn’t been named for 2017. Currently, Daniel Santacaterina and Ryan Graham are battling for the job.
- Another bad season will likely bring the low rumble about coach Carey to a roar. After winning a combined 23 games his first two years, he is now feeling the pressure of that success, having only won a combined 13 the last two.