Wednesday, November 10, 2010
11 ways Northern Illinois stood out Tuesday
The Northern Illinois Huskies filled the stat sheet in their 65-30 victory over Toledo. This has been one of the best starts in NIU history in large part to a potent offense that is averaging 34.1 PPG this season. Here are 11 reasons why the Huskies stood out on Tuesday.
11 – They rushed for 422 yards, which is the 11th-most in school history.
10 – Their 10 scoring drives (9 TD, 1 FG) led to 65 points, which is the most points against Toledo in school history.
Nine - Their 584 yards of total offense was the ninth-most in school history.
Eight – This season the Huskies are 8-0 when they rush for 200+ yards in a game (20-0 all-time under coach Jerry Kill).
Seven – They have won seven straight, which is the longest streak since 2003 (Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner's senior year).
Six - They improved to 6-0 in MAC play for the first time since 2004.
Five - The 65 points rank fifth in school history for most points by NIU in a game (the last time the Huskies scored more than 65 points was a 73-10 victory over Buffalo on Oct. 28, 2000).
Four – QB Chandler Harnish had 100+ Pass and Rush yards in a single game for the 4th time in his career.
Three – RB Chad Spann had three Rush TD, which tied a career high for most in a single game (his 42 career Rush TD are third-most in school history).
Two – CB Tommy Davis tied the school record for career kickoff returns for touchdowns (two) with an 83-yard kickoff return (his other return TD was for 86 yards against Eastern Michigan on Nov. 5, 2009).
One – The Huskies are in sole possession of first place in the MAC West and can secure their first MAC West Championship since 2005 if they beat either Ball State or Eastern Michigan on the road over the next two weeks.