1980 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

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1980 Northern Illinois Huskies football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1980 record7–4 (4–3 MAC)
Head coachBill Mallory (1st season)
Home stadiumHuskie Stadium
(Capacity: 20,257)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Michigan $ 7 2 0     9 2 0
Western Michigan 6 3 0     7 4 0
Northern Illinois 4 3 0     7 4 0
Miami 4 3 0     5 6 0
Ball State 5 4 0     6 5 0
Ohio 5 4 0     6 5 0
Bowling Green 4 4 0     4 7 0
Toledo 3 6 0     4 7 0
Kent State 3 6 0     3 8 0
Eastern Michigan 1 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University in the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Huskies competed in the highest division of football at the time, Division I-A. The Huskies played under the Mid-American Conference banner during this season. They were led by new head coach Bill Mallory, and they played their home games at Huskie Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 5 at Long Beach State* Veterans Memorial StadiumLong Beach, CA W 16–9  
September 13 Ball State Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL L 17–18  
September 20 Western Michigan Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL L 6–35  
September 27 at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH W 22–21  
October 4 at Southern Illinois* McAndrew StadiumCarbondale, IL W 20–17  
October 11 Illinois State* Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL L 18–28  
October 18 Central Michigan Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL W 21–0  
October 25 at Wichita State* Cessna StadiumWichita, KS W 17–14  
November 1 at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH W 35–14  
November 8 at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH L 6–13  
November 22 Eastern Michigan Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL W 38–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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