Brigham Young University has signed a two-season deal to face Northern Illinois in football...which includes a visit to DeKalb.
In the second of its series of "Schedulepalooza" announcements, the NIU Athletic Department has confirmed that the Huskies will face this major opponent; the first game will be on October 27, 2018 in Provo, Utah, and the return matchup will be October 24, 2020 at Huskie Stadium. The 2018 game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Like many universities around the country, Northern Illinois is beefing up its schedule in an effort to get more impressive-looking opponents. Down the line, may help the team qualify for the College Football Playoff, which will be in operation starting this season.
NIU is announcing a new opponent each day this week, leading up to the start of training camp on Saturday; more opponents will be revealed throughout the month of August.