Northern Illinois begins final prep for Iowa game

Jonathan Daniel

The Northern Illinois Huskies continue prepare for Iowa on Saturday.

The first thing you ned to read is Huskie Wire's fantastic oral history on the 2003 Maryland game. It can be found here and here. Just amazing stuff that every NIU Huskie fan will appreciate about the rich history of this program. We're here to get you guys caught up on all the news of the past couple days. Tomorrow we'll have a preview up and can you believe that Saturday is almost here? Me neither.

Huskie Wire | In Sims Huskies trust

Northern Illinois vs. Iowa 2013: Game Preview - Hustle Belt
Iowa and NIU face off start of the 2013 season. After a bad 4-8 season, Iowa looks to rebuild. The Huskies on the other hand look to relaunch and want revenge. A good game of smashmouth football is expected. The winner's colors will be black and..RED

It’s running backs by committee for NIU - Northern Star Online: Sports
While then-redshirt junior quarterback Jordan Lynch shouldered the majority of the running load last season, the NIU Huskies will go with a running-back-by-committee system this season that could wreak havoc.

Breaking Down the Huskies - Northern Star Online: Sports
Quarterback: Without a doubt, the difference maker for the Huskies is senior Jordan Lynch. As he goes, the Huskies offense goes.

Defensive line holes not a problem for football - Northern Star Online: Sports
While it may appear there are too many holes to fill on football’s defensive line, all is well for the Huskies on the home front.

Huskie Wire | Huskies brace for Kinnick Stadium, pink locker rooms

Huskie Wire | NIU notes: Daniels won’t play against Iowa

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Aug. 27, 2013 - Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site
NIU head football coach Rod Carey spoke at NIU's weekly press conference at the Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center to preview the season opener against Iowa." />

NIU Students Can Road Trip to Iowa for to See the Huskies Saturday - Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site
Northern Illinois has secured a limited number of discounted student football game tickets for the Huskies' season opener at Iowa this Saturday, August 31, and is offering a student fan bus package through the Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD) Office in the Division of Student Affairs."

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Huskies well-stocked for another title run - MACReportOnline.com
Complete Coverage of Mid-American Conference Football and Basketball

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Varsity Numbers: Final 2013 Projections
Football Outsiders is the internet home for Innovative Statistics and Intelligent Analysis of professional and college football. Our writers, lead by Aaron Schatz, also write Pro Football Prospectus.

Huskie Wire | Views: Former NIU Huskies vie for NFL roster spots

Lynch: BCS bowl run will take 'ton of hard work' - Northern Star Online: Sports
"We just need to come out and take it one game at a time," Lynch said. "We are going to need to work hard and don’t forget where we come from."

Football sports new faces at wide receiver - Northern Star Online: Sports

The success of a team depends highly on its ability to rebuild and reload after losing players to graduation and other scenarios.

There's more to Northern Illinois than just Jordan Lynch

You've probably heard about Jordan Lynch. He throws (3,138 yards, 25 touchdowns in 2012). He runs (1,815 yards, 19 touchdowns). But there's more to Northern Illinois than just Jordan Lynch.

Football puts mind to test against Iowa - Northern Star Online: Sports

Sun Life Stadium is nearly 1,500 miles away from Huskie Stadium, but the NIU Orange Bowl performance is a million miles away in the minds of the football players.

What to expect from football after dream season - Northern Star Online: Sports
"No matter who we play, we’re going to have a chip on our shoulder," said senior running back Akeem Daniels. "No matter what the media says about us or anybody else, any outsiders, there’s always a chip on our shoulder. You know, we’re NIU, people don’t expect us to win or win as much, but we just so happen to prevail."

IOWA NEWS

Video: Talking about Iowa vs. Northern Illinois | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com
Rick Brown and Andrew Logue of The Des Moines Register discuss the Hawkeyes’ season-opening game against Northern Illinois. Look for these videos each and every week during the season. Watch the video on your mobile device.

Hawkeyes ready to tackle Northern Illinois - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports
Iowa opens the season Saturday against Northern Illinois, who's ranked by Sports Illustrated and played in the Orange Bowl last season. Still, the Hawkeyes are three point favorites.

Iowa football: Tight ends could have big role vs. Northern Illinois | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com
IOWA FOOTBALL: C.J. Fiedorowicz was Iowa’s third-leading receiver last season, averaging 3.8 catches a game and 9.6 yards per reception. He could boost those numbers Saturday when Northern Illinois visits Kinnick Stadium.

10@10: Weisman knows best way to help Hawkeyes' new QB : Iowa Hawkeyes Football

The clock is ticking toward Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. season opener and the Hawkeye 10@10 is here to get you ready.

Rick Brown: For Hawkeye program, beating Northern Illinois is a must | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com

Steady Rudock to guide Iowa offense : Iowa
IOWA CITY, Iowa --- There was a point a little over a week into fall camp when Damon Bullock could sense it.

Huskies to Pose Early Season Test - Iowa Official Athletic Site
University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz calls Saturday's season opener against Northern Illinois important, but it doesn't carry the same significance as the Normandy invasion."

12-Game Streaks on the Line for Iowa, Huskies - Iowa Official Athletic Site

All the facts, statistics and prognostication mean nothing Saturday when the University of Iowa and Northern Illinois start the 2013 football season in Kinnick Stadium."

Hawkeye QB faces 'ultimate test' : Iowa Hawkeyes Football
IOWA CITY -- Jake Rudock has a plan for his collegiate debut Saturday.

Northern Illinois still has chip on shoulder coming to Iowa : Iowa
"Our guys will always have a chip on their shoulder," coach Rod Carey said Monday. "By default when you play in the MAC, you’ve already been told that you’re not good enough for this or good enough for that at some point in the recruiting process. There’s no need to push it any further."

The pressure is on Iowa in opener | TheGazette

QB Lynch and Huskies begin anew after 12-2, Orange Bowl

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