Michael Orris scored 18 points and Darrell Bowie added 16 to help Northern Illinois beat Maine on Sunday.
Aaron White and Anthony Clemmons each scored 14 points to lead Iowa to a 70-49 win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night.
Drew Hare threw an 18-yard touchdown strike to a wide open Chad Beebe in the end zone with six minutes left, and Northern Illinois held on to beat Ohio.
Cameron Stingily ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns.
Drew Hare ran for 166 yards and passed for 44 yards to lead Northern Illinois to a 28-17 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.
Drew Hare finished 365 yards of total offense, 185 passing and 180 rushing, and three touchdowns to lead Northern Illinois to a 51-41 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.
The Huskies fell to 4-2.
Northern Illinois ran its home win streak to 28 games while picking up its 24th straight Mid-American Conference win, stopping winless Kent State, 17-14, Saturday night.
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The win for the Razorbacks (3-1) snapped a 17-game road winning streak for the Huskies, whose last road loss came at Central Michigan in 2011.
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“We’re an embarrassment,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says.
The Huskies’ rise to prominence has been years in the making.
Since 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.
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In the money-driven culture of collegiate athletics, the Chicago market and continued gridiron success make NIU appealing.
This state could benefit from a true rivalry between public universities, as the likes of Iowa and Michigan have.