1996 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

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1996 Northern Illinois Huskies football
Conference Independent
1996 record 1–10
Head coach Joe Novak (1st season)
Home stadium Huskie Stadium
(Capacity: 31,000)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Army           10 2  
Navy           9 3  
No. 19 Notre Dame           9 3  
East Carolina           8 3  
Louisiana Tech           6 5  
UAB           5 6  
UCF           5 6  
Southwestern Louisiana           5 6  
Northeast Louisiana           5 6  
Arkansas State           4 7  
Northern Illinois           1 10  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University. The Huskies competed in the highest division of football, Division I-A. They were led by first year head coach Joe Novak and they played their home games at Huskie Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:00 PM at Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland L 6–30   32,517
September 7 6:30 PM Western Illinois* Huskie StadiumDeKalb, Illinois L 0–17   21,370
September 14 11:00 AM at No. 6 Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, Pennsylvania ESPN+ L 0–49   95,589
September 21 6:00 PM at Arkansas State ASU StadiumJonesboro, Arkansas W 31–30   12,217
September 28 3:00 PM UTEP* Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, Illinois L 6–37   10,229
October 5 3:00 PM North Texas* Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, Illinois SCC L 21–24   16,549
October 19 2:00 PM at Louisville* Cardinal StadiumLouisville, Kentucky SCC L 3–27   36,467
October 26 3:00 PM Akron* Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, Illinois SCC L 17–34   10,465
November 2 1:00 PM Louisiana Tech Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, Illinois L 14–40   6,208
November 9 7:00 PM at Southwestern Louisiana Cajun FieldLafayette, Louisiana L 31–45   15,721
November 16 3:00 PM at Oregon State* Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon L 28–67   17,215
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Roster[edit]

1996 Northern Illinois Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 5 Cordell Smith So
TB 6 Scott Florence Sr
QB 15 Randall Foster Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 16 Brandon Barker Jr
QB 19 Kenneth Williams Jr
RB 21 Marceo Haywood So
TB 22 Mike Johnson Redshirt.svg Fr
FB 39 Justin Knapp Jr
FB 41 Matt Chambers So
C 60 Kevin Johnson So
T 62 Jamie Macdonald Jr
G 63 Jeff Winiarski Fr
C 64 Bill Wise So
G 65 Greg Merow Redshirt.svg Fr
C 68 Nick Lundin So
C 70 Wayne Thomson Jr
T 71 Chris Thornton Jr
G 73 Kent Booth Jr
G 74 Shane Waller So
G 75 Keith Schulte So
T 77 Mike Belmontez So
T 78 Dennis Puralewski Fr
TE 80 Bobby Reed So
SE 81 Rhasaan Smith Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 82 Mitch Jacoby Sr
WR 85 Kurt Johanson Fr
TE 87 Kevin Holm Fr
WR 88 Leon Moody Sr
TE 89 John Griffin Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Buster Sampson Fr
SS 2 Brian Overall So
SS 9 Rayshon Jackson So
CB 14 Duane Hawthorne So
LB 23 Perry Amoo So
CB 24 D. J. Roark Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 27 Damien Mallory Sr
FS 28 Kershawn McCullum Jr
FS 29 Bill Brune Fr
CB 32 William Triplett Jr
SS 33 Mumin Muhammad Fr
LB 35 Glen Bloodsaw Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 36 Jason Douglas Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 37 Orlando Bowen So
LB 38 Craig Dykstra Redshirt.svg Fr
FS 43 Patrick Stephen So
SS 44 Salim Phillips Jr
LB 45 Garett Sutherland Jr
LB 47 Cameron Saulsby Fr
LB 51 Steve Smith Jr
LB 52 Terrell Alexander Jr
LB 55 Keith Sims So
LB 56 Damon Foster Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 59 Daren Lloyd Sr
NG 66 Ebbie Parsons Fr
NG 72 Joe Rebholz Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 84 Eric Dohrmann Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 86 Bob Lesher Fr
NG 90 Bill Simpson Jr
DE 91 Justin Heitl So
DE 92 Lewis Miskowicz Fr
DT 93 Dan Stankowski So
DE 94 Anthony Beauvais Fr
DE 95 Abie Camacho Jr
NG 96 Andy Ducar So
DT 97 Steve Roads Jr
DE 99 Will Ford Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 10 Brian Wiseman So
PK 17 Brian Clark So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 1997-01-28

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