2022 Schedule

2022 Schedule
9-5, 1st in MAC - West
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37dAdam Rittenberg

MAC commish: End of Cure Bowl 'unacceptable'

MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher criticized referees for what he called an "unacceptable" end to the Cure Bowl that saw Northern Illinois lose to Coastal Carolina 47-41.

Coastal Carolina stops NIU in red zone to win first bowl game (0:40)

N. Illinois wins MAC championship 41-23 over Kent St.

— Quarterback Rocky Lombardi ran for three touchdowns and Jay Ducker ran for 146 yards on 29 carries to power Northern Illinois to a 41-23 victory over Kent State in the Mid-American Conference title game on Saturday.

Rocky Lombardi fools Kent State twice on fourth-quarter TD runs (0:34)
Dustin Crum's pass attempt ends in disaster as NIU gets a pick-six (0:34)
Northern Illinois wins in OT to capture MAC West (0:50)
Northern Illinois beats Ball State with winning FG as time expires (1:49)
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76dAdam Rittenberg

Northern Illinois extends Hammock thru 2026

Northern Illinois and football coach Thomas Hammock have agreed on a contract extension through the 2026-27 academic year, the school announced on Tuesday.

End Zone! Marquez Cooper scores 36-yard Rushing touchdown vs. Northern Illinois (0:27)

Northern Illinois rallies in final minute to beat Chippewas

— Rocky Lombardi threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns and freshman Kanon Woodill kicked the go-ahead field goal with under a minute to go in his first collegiate action to give Northern Illinois a 39-38 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday.

Northern Illinois converts FG to complete comeback win vs. Central Michigan (0:45)
Trayvon Rudolph flies down field on 100-yard kickoff return TD (0:43)

Ducker's 210 yards rushing leads NIU past Bowling Green

— Jay Ducker carried it 33 times for 210 yards, freshman Trayvon Rudolph had a 100-yard kickoff return and a 20-yard touchdown reception and Northern Illinois beat Bowling Green 34-26 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory.

Team Stats

Passing Yards187.4105th
Rushing Yards241.54th
Points For32.292nd
Points Against32.7107th