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Northern Illinois Huskies (8-6)


Tue. 11/20 Fri. 11/30 Tue. 12/18
@ WestMI
L 21-28
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@ Buff
W 30-29
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vs. UAB
L 13-37
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Northern Illinois hires former star RB Hammock as coach

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Northern Illinois has hired former star running back Thomas Hammock as its head coach.

Hammock is taking over at his alma mater after spending 16 seasons as a college and NFL assistant - the past five as the Baltimore Ravens' running backs coach. With the hiring announced Friday, he becomes the first African-American head football coach at NIU.

Hammock fills a vacancy that opened last week when Rod Carey left for Temple after leading the Huskies to a 52-30 record and six bowl games in seven seasons.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: M. Childers2175
Passing TDs: M. Childers15
Rushing Yards: T. Harbison1034
Rushing TDs: M. Childers6
Receiving Yards: J. Wesley619
Receiving TDs: D. Brown5
Interceptions: J. McKie2
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 at Iowa L 7 - 33
9/8 vs. Utah L 6 - 17
9/15 vs. Central Michigan W 24 - 16
9/22 at Florida State L 19 - 37
9/29 at Eastern Michigan W 26 - 23
10/6 at Ball State W 24 - 16
10/13 vs. Ohio W 24 - 21
10/27 at BYU W 7 - 6
11/1 at Akron W 36 - 26
11/7 vs. Toledo W 38 - 15
11/14 vs. Miami (OH) L 7 - 13
11/20 at Western Michigan L 21 - 28
11/30 at Buffalo W 30 - 29
12/18 vs. UAB L 13 - 37
Mid-American
East
  Conference Overall
Buffalo 7-1 10-4
Miami (OH) 6-2 6-6
Ohio 6-2 9-4
Bowling Green 2-6 3-9
Akron 2-6 4-8
Kent State 1-7 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
Northern Illinois 6-2 8-6
Toledo 5-3 7-6
Western Michigan 5-3 7-6
Eastern Michigan 5-3 7-6
Ball State 3-5 4-8
Central Michigan 0-8 1-11
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4512 (103)
Passing Yards: 2175 (109)
Rushing Yards: 2337 (53)
Points per game: 20.1 (121)
Yards per game: 322.3 (124)
Touchdowns: 32 (107)
Field Goals: 13 (69)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4998 (64)
Passing Yards: 3469 (122)
Rushing Yards: 1529 (15)
Points per game: 22.6 (35)
Yards per game: 357.0 (40)
Touchdowns: 33 (30)
Field Goals: 25 (130)
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