| 9–1 (4–0 IIAC)|
| Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
Howard Fletcher (10th year)
1965 Northern Illinois Huskies football team Wikipedia
The 1965 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University during the 1965 college football season. The Huskies played in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference within the NCAA's College Division. The Huskies were led by tenth year head coach Howard Fletcher. The Huskies started the year playing their first three home games at the retiring Glidden Field, and officially opened their newly constructed Huskie Stadium on November 6 vs. Illinois State.