1956 Northern Illinois State Huskies football team

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1956 Northern Illinois State Huskies football
ConferenceInterstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1956 record1–8 (0–6 IIAC)
Head coachHoward Fletcher (1st season)
Home stadiumGlidden Field
(Capacity: 5,500)
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 IIAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Michigan $           9 0 0
Western Illinois 4 2 0     6 3 0
Eastern Michigan 3 3 0     4 4 0
Illinois State         4 4 1
Southern Illinois 3 3 0     4 5 0
Eastern Illinois 2 4 0     2 7 0
Northern Illinois State 0 6 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Northern Illinois State Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois State College in the 1956 college football season. This was the first year that the NCAA divided schools into "University" and "College" divisions, with the Huskies being assigned to the College Division, and competing in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They were led by first year head coach Howard Fletcher and played their home games at the 5,500 seat Glidden Field, located on the east end of campus.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 22 at Wheaton (IL)* Wheaton, IL W 7–6  
September 29 at Illinois State Normal, IL L 0–3  
October 6 Central Michigan Glidden FieldDeKalb, IL L 0–41  
October 13 at Bradley* Peoria, IL L 7–26  
October 19 at Western Illinois Hanson FieldMacomb, IL L 6–34  
October 27 Nebraska–Omaha* Glidden Field • DeKalb, IL L 0–12  
November 3 Eastern Illinois Glidden Field • DeKalb, IL L 6–13  
November 10 at Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, MI L 7–25  
November 17 Southern Illinois Glidden Field • DeKalb, IL L 13–28  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Coaching Records Game-by-game: Howard Fletcher, 1956". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 14, 2013.