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NIU home game moved from Election Day to Halloween

Rob Winner — rwinner@shawmedia.com
Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) carries the ball for a 4-yard touchdown run during the second quarter in DeKalb, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. NIU defeated Buffalo, 45-3.
Rob Winner — rwinner@shawmedia.com Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) carries the ball for a 4-yard touchdown run during the second quarter in DeKalb, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. NIU defeated Buffalo, 45-3.

The Northern Illinois football team will play Buffalo on Oct. 31 this year instead of its original date of Nov. 3, the Mid-American Conference announced last week.

Originally scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, the league moved the 2018 MAC Championship Game rematch with the Bulls to Saturday in accordance with the NCAA and its Board of Governors recommendation to make Election Day an off day from athletics activity.

The Halloween game will be the fourth Saturday home game at Huskie Stadium and fifth home game of the season.

NIU opens the 2020 campaign Saturday, Sept. 5, when NIU welcomes Rhode Island to Huskie Stadium for the season opener. Other Saturday home games include an Oct. 3 match up with Kent State and Central Michigan on Oct. 10 for NIU’s 114th Homecoming Game. NIU will face BYU in the Huskie Chi-Town Showdown Saturday, Oct. 24, at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview.

The Huskies conclude their home schedule with a midweek MACtion contest with Toledo on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

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