| 4-4-1 (3-2-1 IIAC)|
| Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
Howard Fletcher (6th year)
1961 Northern Illinois Huskies football team Wikipedia
The 1961 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University in the 1961 college football season. The Huskies played under the College Division in the NCAA, and competed in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They were led by sixth year head coach Howard Fletcher and played their home games at the 5,500 seat Glidden Field, located on the east end of campus.