Ohio Bobcats

Ohio Bobcats

About Ohio Bobcats

The Northern Illinois Huskies football program has been active in college football since 1899 and represents Northern Illinois University. Over the years, the school have achieved some substantial success in the sport and possess an all-time winning record. The team's main rivals are the Toledo Rockets.

In terms of on-the-field success, the team have earned a number of championships. In total, the Huskies have won eleven Conference Championships, which includes back to back successes in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the 1963, 1964 and 1965 seasons, as well as three Mid-American Athletic Conference Championship victories in 1983, 2011 and 2012. In 1963, they were named as NCAA College Division II National Champions, while in more recent times, Northern Illinois have won MAC West Division Titles in 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Moreover, they have appeared in 8 Division I-A bowl games and currently hold a 4-4 record, with their most recent win coming in the 2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl, where they beat the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The team have also appeared in an additional five College Division bowl games, including three appearances in the Mineral Water Bowl during the 1960s. Their overall bowl record stands at 5-8.

Several of the program's graduates have gone on to achieve success in the National Football League, with some of the more notable examples including Larry Brink, Michael Turner, Larry English and Hollis Thomas. The team have also produced one consensus All-American, LeShon Johnson in 1993, who was also a Heisman Trophy finalist.

Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium has been used to stage the team's home games since it first opened in 1965. The ...