Northern Illinois Huskies (2-4-0)

Mid-American ( West Division )
TeamWLTPctPFPAHomeRoadConfDivStr
Toledo Rockets520.7141932112-1-03-1-04-0-03-0-0W4
Central Michigan Chippewas340.4292383091-2-02-2-03-1-02-0-0W1
Northern Illinois Huskies240.3331241581-2-01-2-02-2-01-0-0L2
Western Michigan Broncos240.3331461821-4-01-0-02-2-01-2-0W2
Eastern Michigan Eagles250.2861281851-5-01-0-01-3-01-2-0L2
Ball State Cardinals160.1431552441-3-00-3-00-4-00-4-0L6

Team News
Week 1, 2028: The players have elected their team captains for the season. The following players will serve as captains: Kevin Stevens - RB Anthony Rivera - WR Erik Armstead - DT
Week 5, 2028: Groce, L. - CB won Mid-American Defensive Player of the Week.

Injuries
PlayerPosInjuryDuration
Wright, J.SSBroken FingerProbable
Hamby, S.QBBroken FingerProbable
Slocum, J.WRFractured CheekboneProbable
Blevins, J.CBSprained AnkleProbable
Comstock, J.TEJammed ToeQuestionable

Team Transactions

Team Stats
Pts (Cnf/Lea)Yds (Cnf/Lea)Rush (Cnf/Lea)Pass (Cnf/Lea)
Offense20.7 (9/113)371.0 (7/106)156.0 (2/46)215.0 (9/116)
Defense26.3 (2/29)399.5 (4/30)120.7 (3/43)278.8 (7/39)

Individual Leaders
PassingAttCmpYdsTD
Paine, W.114496914
RushingCarYdsAvgTD
Stewart, C.1125705.12
ReceivingRecYdsAvgTD
Rivera, A.1830817.12

Schedule
WeekOpponentResult
1@Arkansas Razorbacks (3-2-0)L 48-0
2BYE 
3San Diego State Aztecs (6-1-0)L 27-21
4@Western Michigan Broncos (2-4-0)W 33-6
5Kent State Golden Flashes (2-3-0)W 25-17
6Miami (OH) Red Hawks (2-5-0)L 30-21
7@Akron Zips (4-3-0)L 30-24
8@Ball State Cardinals (1-6-0) 
9Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-5-0) 
10Toledo Rockets (5-2-0) 
11@Central Michigan Chippewas (3-4-0) 
12@Illinois Fighting Illini (1-6-0) 
13BYE 
14Syracuse Orange (2-4-0) 
15BYE 
16BYE 

Active Roster
PlayerPosYearOvrStrAgiArmIntAccTckSpeHndPBlRBlKDiKAcEnd
Graves, K.QBFr (RS)7440707177685586111176
Hamby, S.QBFr76377193646425702111159
Paine, W.QBFr745164706175238023111178
Ruff, J.QBSr (RS)7334309352816516311164
Simms, J.QBSr (RS)66206086645414722111165
Avery, H.RBSr (RS)754485135513804134321162
Blake, B.RBJr83756919601042826428271177
Davis, L.RBFr (RS)7975831268321616637261163
Engel, R.RBJr795781653620756341111182
Farnsworth, J.RBJr80776131491415846316401167
Nix, C.RBSr797880149710774328261179
Stevens, K.RBSr83749219381321667536121175
Stewart, C.RBSr8581746711143855429363167
Thacker, P.RBJr81777025432133806043361193
Donato, M.FBFr (RS)77877013718565253491163
Gee, A.FBFr (RS)767269346119883735691177
Martinez, R.FBSo (RS)738064159117745542431363
Tyler, R.FBJr788248142139525653491190
Anderson, F.GFr (RS)79703515113757478851171
Forsythe, J.GJr777043175123632563771162
Jeffrey, J.GSr839067168133371576801179
Weaver, I.GFr77824817214953869701181
Bennett, J.TSr83813817515045288641172
Chance, C.TSr (RS)70561613513433688681156
Forrest, J.TSo768341147134421176791149
Martin, D.TSo (RS)72646417813134566771156
Martinez, H.TFr (RS)706843167146542461772157
Acevedo, T.CSr (RS)68843715511863146661148
Leon, M.CSo (RS)757051171151371684661176
Rife, J.CSo (RS)79726017413847767771161
Seaman, J.CFr (RS)80835817514057481651375
Adams, L.TESr855680147251518631641182
Brewer, M.TEFr795042155146698627471160
Comstock, J.TESr835276153151687258451185
Jefferies, T.TESr765857137143597231291184
Lopes, G.TEFr (RS)815881162146457531221187
Marks, T.TESr (RS)675577150121454617531170
Ortiz, R.TESr864672163150658631601393
Ryan, H.TEFr785959173133427938541163
Stafford, C.TESr (RS)795943177132796057381193
Boyce, M.WRSr7839751611388177281181
Brown, R.WRFr (RS)785574145127738724371169
Burks, G.WRFr (RS)78479014112067852841184
Hooper, M.WRFr (RS)825470163112916422171191
Lewis, J.WRJr (RS)783792149122658923131191
Overstreet, N.WRSr (RS)72535416614372862381162
Rivera, A.WRSr876492159136827327411191
Rivera, P.WRSo784568167123788314401179
Salazar, A.WRSr81408117111484727261178
Slocum, J.WRJr (RS)814080143141936030231174
Blevins, J.CBJr (RS)8443821371597461111182
Bowser, D.CBSo (RS)7937771641387264113168
Christian, A.CBFr (RS)7639801601546350111184
Groce, L.CBJr (RS)8140851551396473111195
Hicks, N.CBFr (RS)7658581583448737111173
Kunkel, J.CBSr (RS)7445671301556166111159
Willey, D.CBSr (RS)6956531531624968111154
Booth, L.LBSr (RS)672777147183499111179
Castellanos, A.LBSo7540613551777737111186
Colbert, S.LBJr8049821591905350111162
Duckworth, C.LBSr (RS)7350851721705246111160
Vann, D.LBFr7436741611757347111158
Welsh, G.LBFr7250711361726618111169
Williams, K.LBSr8056771591727332111187
Armstead, E.DTJr8290651621465533111173
Hutcherson, C.DTSr8067351481706124111179
O'Sullivan, L.DTFr (RS)7571601501536447111157
Sorensen, K.DTSo7668611631546547311172
Wyatt, C.DTJr7765451521676034111159
Fugate, T.DEJr7871501531735529111159
McCreary, K.DESo7767621451486426111178
Norman, A.DESr (RS)6572301521673553111159
Phipps, T.DESo (RS)7271581461415744111176
Williams, E.DEFr (RS)7563461651556547111150
Anderson, J.FSSo7664662691557151111174
Cross, C.FSSo7652551631548057111193
Slone, H.FSSr8138601541817766111194
King, R.SSSo (RS)8169832421666153111180
Stack, S.SSSr (RS)6942451471488842131160
Wright, J.SSSo (RS)7850741481677542111187
Edwards, D.KJr (RS)853036277812151111947294
Graves, C.KFr (RS)741432166110401111916869
Ahern, J.PFr (RS)81373155519541721868491
Batchelor, J.PSr (RS)79243714411513111908876
Smith, A.PSr80275232631747412877292
Game Records
NameSeasonWeekTeamPlayerVersusRecord
Passing Attempts20243Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.Appalachian State54
Passing Completions20243Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.Appalachian State30
Pass Completion Pct20254Northern IllinoisRuff, J.Central Michigan100
Passing Interceptions20235Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.Ball State4
Passing Yards202511Northern IllinoisKirby, D.Eastern Michigan385
Passing TDs20257Northern IllinoisKirby, D.Miami (OH)5
Passing Rating20284Northern IllinoisRuff, J.Western Michigan488.8
Longest Pass202712Northern IllinoisRuff, J.Buffalo88
Rush Attempts20247Northern IllinoisPatrick, J.Akron29
Rushing Yards20274Northern IllinoisStewart, C.Ball State157
Rushing TDs20235Northern IllinoisWilliams, M.Ball State3
Longest Run20247Northern IllinoisHicks, R.Akron72
Catches20286Northern IllinoisOrtiz, R.Miami (OH)10
Receiving Yards20237Northern IllinoisSnead, M.Western Michigan163
Receiving TDs202310Northern IllinoisSnead, M.Eastern Michigan2
Longest Catch202712Northern IllinoisSalazar, A.Buffalo88
Fumbles20279Northern IllinoisBlake, B.Ohio2
Fumbles Lost20233Northern IllinoisElliot, M.Penn State1
Interceptions20279Northern IllinoisBlevins, J.Ohio3
Interception Return Yards20262Northern IllinoisGroce, L.Central Florida110
Tackles20269Northern IllinoisWilliams, K.Ball State14
Sacks20274Northern IllinoisHutcherson, C.Ball State3
Forced Fumbles20235Northern IllinoisCoffin, G.Ball State1
Fumbles Recovered20238Northern IllinoisElliot, M.Toledo1
Fumble Return Yards20259Northern IllinoisWilliams, K.Ball State23
Defensive TDs20248Northern IllinoisCrawford, W.Ball State1
Punt Return Yards20262Northern IllinoisBlevins, J.Central Florida74
Punt Return TDs20247Northern IllinoisMorales, D.Akron1
Longest Punt Return20262Northern IllinoisBlevins, J.Central Florida74
Kickoff Return Yards20270Northern IllinoisRivera, A.Arkansas State183
Kickoff Return TDs202610Northern IllinoisStewart, C.Toledo1
Longest Kickoff Return20270Northern IllinoisRivera, A.Arkansas State98
FG Attempted20237Northern IllinoisBurton, M.Western Michigan5
FG Made20237Northern IllinoisBurton, M.Western Michigan4
Longest FG202513Northern IllinoisO'Keefe, S.West Virginia57
XP Attempted20257Northern IllinoisO'Keefe, S.Miami (OH)7
XP Made20257Northern IllinoisO'Keefe, S.Miami (OH)7
FG Pct20233Northern IllinoisBurton, M.Penn State100
XP Pct20232Northern IllinoisBurton, M.Texas Tech100
Punt Average20287Northern IllinoisAhern, J.Akron56.7
Punt Yards20278Northern IllinoisSmith, A.Eastern Michigan644
Longest Punt20272Northern IllinoisSmith, A.UCLA72
Tackles For Loss20233Northern IllinoisHebert, J.Penn State4
Pancakes202713Northern IllinoisBennett, J.Tennessee9
Sacks Allowed202613Northern IllinoisForsythe, J.Notre Dame3

Season Records
NameSeasonTeamPlayerRecord
Passing Attempts2024Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.460
Passing Completions2024Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.266
Pass Completion Pct2023Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.57.9
Passing Interceptions2026Northern IllinoisRuff, J.23
Passing Yards2024Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.3164
Passing TDs2025Northern IllinoisKirby, D.26
Passing Rating2025Northern IllinoisKirby, D.125.2
Longest Pass2027Northern IllinoisRuff, J.88
Rush Attempts2024Northern IllinoisPatrick, J.297
Rushing Yards2025Northern IllinoisStewart, C.1190
Rushing TDs2023Northern IllinoisElliot, M.7
Longest Run2024Northern IllinoisHicks, R.72
Catches2024Northern IllinoisFinnegan, W.75
Receiving Yards2024Northern IllinoisLantz, K.1018
Receiving TDs2025Northern IllinoisSalazar, A.9
Longest Catch2027Northern IllinoisSalazar, A.88
Fumbles2025Northern IllinoisStevens, K.3
Fumbles Lost2026Northern IllinoisStewart, C.2
Interceptions2023Northern IllinoisSee, J.7
Interception Return Yards2026Northern IllinoisGroce, L.146
Tackles2023Northern IllinoisMercer, M.97
Sacks2024Northern IllinoisRiggs, J.12
Forced Fumbles2023Northern IllinoisHebert, J.2
Fumbles Recovered2025Northern IllinoisHein, F.2
Fumble Return Yards2025Northern IllinoisWilliams, K.23
Defensive TDs2026Northern IllinoisGroce, L.2
Punt Return Yards2026Northern IllinoisBlevins, J.253
Punt Return TDs2024Northern IllinoisMorales, D.1
Longest Punt Return2026Northern IllinoisBlevins, J.74
Kickoff Return Yards2027Northern IllinoisRivera, A.1181
Kickoff Return TDs2026Northern IllinoisStewart, C.1
Longest Kickoff Return2027Northern IllinoisRivera, A.98
FG Attempted2024Northern IllinoisBurton, M.29
FG Made2027Northern IllinoisEdwards, D.22
Longest FG2025Northern IllinoisO'Keefe, S.57
XP Attempted2025Northern IllinoisO'Keefe, S.44
XP Made2025Northern IllinoisO'Keefe, S.43
FG Pct2027Northern IllinoisEdwards, D.91.7
XP Pct0N/AN/A0
Punt Average2027Northern IllinoisBatchelor, J.53.8
Punt Yards2027Northern IllinoisSmith, A.4361
Longest Punt2027Northern IllinoisSmith, A.72
Tackles For Loss2023Northern IllinoisHebert, J.11
Pancakes2027Northern IllinoisBennett, J.56
Sacks Allowed2026Northern IllinoisForsythe, J.12

Bowl Records
NameSeasonTeamPlayerRecord
Passing Attempts2027Northern IllinoisRuff, J.40
Passing Completions2024Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.19
Pass Completion Pct2024Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.70.4
Passing Interceptions2027Northern IllinoisRuff, J.2
Passing Yards2025Northern IllinoisKirby, D.205
Passing TDs0N/AN/A0
Passing Rating2024Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.122.6
Longest Pass2025Northern IllinoisKirby, D.49
Rush Attempts2024Northern IllinoisPatrick, J.27
Rushing Yards2027Northern IllinoisStewart, C.112
Rushing TDs2024Northern IllinoisHicks, R.1
Longest Run2024Northern IllinoisLindquist, E.18
Catches2027Northern IllinoisOrtiz, R.9
Receiving Yards2025Northern IllinoisRivera, A.87
Receiving TDs0N/AN/A0
Longest Catch2025Northern IllinoisRivera, A.49
Fumbles2024Northern IllinoisFranklin, S.1
Fumbles Lost2024Northern IllinoisFranklin, S.1
Interceptions0N/AN/A0
Interception Return Yards0N/AN/A0
Tackles2027Northern IllinoisKing, R.11
Sacks2024Northern IllinoisKraus, W.1
Forced Fumbles2025Northern IllinoisSheldon, G.1
Fumbles Recovered2025Northern IllinoisSheldon, G.1
Fumble Return Yards2025Northern IllinoisSheldon, G.8
Defensive TDs0N/AN/A0
Punt Return Yards2024Northern IllinoisMorales, D.28
Punt Return TDs0N/AN/A0
Longest Punt Return2024Northern IllinoisMorales, D.16
Kickoff Return Yards2027Northern IllinoisRivera, A.183
Kickoff Return TDs2027Northern IllinoisRivera, A.1
Longest Kickoff Return2027Northern IllinoisRivera, A.98
FG Attempted2024Northern IllinoisBurton, M.2
FG Made2024Northern IllinoisBurton, M.2
Longest FG2024Northern IllinoisBurton, M.34
XP Attempted2024Northern IllinoisBurton, M.1
XP Made2024Northern IllinoisBurton, M.1
FG Pct2024Northern IllinoisBurton, M.100
XP Pct2024Northern IllinoisBurton, M.100
Punt Average2025Northern IllinoisBatchelor, J.50
Punt Yards2024Northern IllinoisDavis, N.330
Longest Punt2027Northern IllinoisSmith, A.69
Tackles For Loss2024Northern IllinoisNixon, R.2
Pancakes2027Northern IllinoisBennett, J.7
Sacks Allowed2024Northern IllinoisHeadrick, E.1

Career Records
NameSeasonTeamPlayerRecord
Passing Attempts2024Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.460
Passing Completions2024Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.266
Pass Completion Pct2023Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.57.9
Passing Interceptions2026Northern IllinoisRuff, J.23
Passing Yards2024Northern IllinoisKnowles, J.3164
Passing TDs2025Northern IllinoisKirby, D.26
Passing Rating2025Northern IllinoisKirby, D.125.2
Longest Pass2027Northern IllinoisRuff, J.88
Rush Attempts2024Northern IllinoisPatrick, J.297
Rushing Yards2025Northern IllinoisStewart, C.1190
Rushing TDs2023Northern IllinoisElliot, M.7
Longest Run2024Northern IllinoisHicks, R.72
Catches2024Northern IllinoisFinnegan, W.75
Receiving Yards2024Northern IllinoisLantz, K.1018
Receiving TDs2025Northern IllinoisSalazar, A.9
Longest Catch2027Northern IllinoisSalazar, A.88
Fumbles2025Northern IllinoisStevens, K.3
Fumbles Lost2026Northern IllinoisStewart, C.2
Interceptions2023Northern IllinoisSee, J.7
Interception Return Yards2026Northern IllinoisGroce, L.146
Tackles2023Northern IllinoisMercer, M.97
Sacks2024Northern IllinoisRiggs, J.12
Forced Fumbles2023Northern IllinoisHebert, J.2
Fumbles Recovered2025Northern IllinoisHein, F.2
Fumble Return Yards2025Northern IllinoisWilliams, K.23
Defensive TDs2026Northern IllinoisGroce, L.2
Punt Return Yards2026Northern IllinoisBlevins, J.253
Punt Return TDs2024Northern IllinoisMorales, D.1
Longest Punt Return2026Northern IllinoisBlevins, J.74
Kickoff Return Yards2027Northern IllinoisRivera, A.1181
Kickoff Return TDs2026Northern IllinoisStewart, C.1
Longest Kickoff Return2027Northern IllinoisRivera, A.98
FG Attempted2024Northern IllinoisBurton, M.29
FG Made2027Northern IllinoisEdwards, D.22
Longest FG2025Northern IllinoisO'Keefe, S.57
XP Attempted2025Northern IllinoisO'Keefe, S.44
XP Made2025Northern IllinoisO'Keefe, S.43
FG Pct2027Northern IllinoisEdwards, D.91.7
XP Pct0N/AN/A0
Punt Average2027Northern IllinoisBatchelor, J.53.8
Punt Yards2027Northern IllinoisSmith, A.4361
Longest Punt2027Northern IllinoisSmith, A.72
Tackles For Loss2023Northern IllinoisHebert, J.11
Pancakes2027Northern IllinoisBennett, J.56
Sacks Allowed2026Northern IllinoisForsythe, J.12

PositionCurrentMinimumFRSOJRSR
QB533002
RB931044
FB412110
TE923006
WR1053124
G432011
T531202
C421201
P311002
K211010
DT541121
DE531211
LB762113
CB732122
SS320201
FS320201

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