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Hawkeye Football Opponent Preview: Northern Illinois Huskies

As we countdown the days and weeks until the beginning of the Iowa football season, we’ll be previewing each of Iowa’s opponents in 2020. While the season may seem far in the distance, we’re currently nine weeks from our first game week of the year.

Our fourth entry in our series of previews is Iowa’s Week 4 matchup against a familiar non-conference opponent, the Northern Illinois Huskies, under a new head coach.

Northern Illinois Huskies

2019 Record: 5-7, (4-4), T-3rd in MAC West

The Northern Illinois Huskies had a difficult year in first-year head coach (and NIU alum!