The Northern Illinois Huskies football team are a college football program representing Northern Illinois University in the Football Bowl Subdivision of college football. Rod Carey is the current head coach, the 22nd in the program's history. NIU football plays its home games at Huskie Stadium on the campus of the Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
The Huskies compete in the Mid-American Conference as a member of the West Division, where they have won four championships in 1983, 2011, 2012 and 2014. They have played in ten post-season bowl games since 2004, most notably the 2013 Orange Bowl.