83. NIU running backs led by Marcus Jones

Northern Illinois has had a top-5 rushing offense in the league since 2008, so it goes without saying that there's relatively tall standards to play by in that regard. Last year, the Huskies finished fourth in the Mid-American Conference with 177.85 rushing yards per game led by Jordan Huff, who graduated with 2,167 career rushing... Continue Reading →

91. Nine players rocking No. 91 this season

There are 91 days until MACtion returns. Until then, we count the days.  This season, there will be nine guys in the MAC wearing No. 91. Of the nine, six have freshman status, one is a junior college transfer and the other two have limited playing experience with their respective schools. Let's get familiarized: Matt Hanson... Continue Reading →

100. Top* 100 signees of 2018

There are 100 days until MACtion returns. Until then, we count the days.  While you shouldn't care too much about recruiting rankings, I've used them to list off some recruits that signed with Mid-American Conference programs for the upcoming season(s). I've taken all 2018 signees across the MAC (minus FBS transfer players like Hank Hughes,... Continue Reading →

NIU receives commitment from DE/OLB Chamaar Smith

Northern Illinois received its seventh commitment for the 2019 recruiting cycle down from Indiana. Chamaar Smith, a defensive end from Indianapolis, Ind. (Decatur Central), made his announcement via Twitter on Friday. #THEHARDWAY⚫🔴 pic.twitter.com/HjUKjgXg2N — CHAMAAR SMITH 4️⃣0️⃣ (@chamaar41) May 18, 2018   Smith also held offers from Ball State, Eastern Kentucky, North Dakota, Eastern Michigan... Continue Reading →

MAC Players to Watch: Quarterbacks

The Mid-American Conference has some really exciting talents behind center this year. It helps when most of the quarterbacks are both talented and experienced because what makes college football more exciting than that? Last year, we saw Logan Woodside break school records for yards and touchdowns over the course of his career at Toledo, as... Continue Reading →

Cam Mattox sixth NIU commit for 2019

Northern Illinois got its sixth commit for the current recruiting cycle with the addition of in-state defensive end Cam Mattox. I AM COMMITTED❗❗ pic.twitter.com/seAiyXCWqI — Cam Mattox™️ (@C58_Mattox) May 5, 2018 Mattox (Country Club Hills, Ill.; Hillcrest) is listed at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, so length is already an advantage for him at his position.... Continue Reading →

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