ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and Northern Illinois officials report that Boston College and Northern Illinois have scheduled a home-and-home football series that will begin in Chestnut Hill next season.
— NIU Huskie Athletics (@NIUAthletics) September 9, 2014
The schools’ only meeting came on November 13, 1971. Boston College won that contest, played in Chestnut Hill, 20-10.
“The opportunity to have a home game with a quality ACC opponent in 2016 or 2017 was simply too good to pass up,” Northern Illinois University Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier said. “Because of the national name our football program has established, and my relationship with BC (and former Miami) Athletic Director Brad Bates, we were able to make it happen. I’m excited about this series. We’re really looking forward to going to Boston next year and to the Eagles playing in Huskie Stadium.”
Northern Illinois’ 2015 non-conference schedule also features games against UNLV (Sept. 5), Murray State (Sept. 12) and Ohio State (Sept. 19). A previously scheduled home game against Wyoming was moved to Sept. 11, 2021.