Scores

Final

N Illinois 21

(1-8, 0-5 MAC)

Toledo 70

(4-5, 2-3 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, October 27, 2007

Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH

1 2 3 4 T
NIU 0 7 7 721
TOL 21 21 21 770

Top Performers

Passing: A. Opelt (TOL) - 387 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: D. Collins (TOL) - 15 CAR, 132 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Moore (TOL) - 7 REC, 145 YDS, 3 TD

Toledo 70, N. Illinois 21

Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Aaron Opelt threw four touchdown passes, Gordon Warner ran for three more and Toledo piled up a school-record 812 yards of offense in a 70-21 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.

It was the most yards by a Bowl Subdivision team this season.

The Rockets (4-5, 2-3 Mid-American Conference) threw for 430 yards and ran for 382, amassed 35 first downs and averaged almost 9 yards per play.

Opelt completed 22 of 28 passes for 387 yards and touchdowns of 33, 29 and 33 yards to Nick Moore and 5 yards to Stephen Williams.

DaJuane Collins rushed for 132 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown, Jalen Parmele had 106 yards on 16 carries and another touchdown and Warner rushed for 56 yards on 16 carries with touchdown runs of 9, 2 and 11 yards.

Moore had seven catches for 145 yards and the three scores.

For Northern Illinois (1-8, 0-5), Justin Anderson rushed for 116 yards on 24 carries and scored on a 6-yard run.

The Rockets only had to punt once, forced three turnovers and had two of their own.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
TOL
1st Downs1435
Total Yards352812
Passing175430
Rushing177382
Penalties5-272-20
3rd Down Conversions3-1111-14
4th Down Conversions0-12-2
Turnovers32
Possession23:0336:57

Passing Leaders

Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nicholson11/231556.711
ToledoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Opelt22/2838713.840

Rushing Leaders

Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson241164.8112
Bryant6549.0138
ToledoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Collins151328.8153
Parmele161066.6154

Receiving Leaders

Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis48120.3128
Cunningham45112.8017
ToledoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore714520.7333
Williams58316.6135

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNIUTOL
TD12:43Nick Moore 33 Yd Pass From Aaron Opelt (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 80 yds, 2:17
07
TD07:26Stephen Williams 5 Yd Pass From Aaron Opelt (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 84 yds, 3:20
014
TD05:04Nick Moore 33 Yd Pass From Aaron Opelt (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 68 yds, :42
021
SECOND QUARTERNIUTOL
TD13:51Aaron Opelt 1 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 72 yds, 4:06
028
TD09:09Nick Moore 29 Yd Pass From Aaron Opelt (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 52 yds, 1:05
035
TD06:25Britt Davis 28 Yd Pass From Dan Nicholson (Chris Nendick Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 62 yds, 2:35
735
TD02:20Gordon Warner 9 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 69 yds, 3:58
742
THIRD QUARTERNIUTOL
TD11:42Justin Anderson 6 Yd Run (Chris Nendick Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 75 yds, 3:16
1442
TD08:55Jalen Parmele 3 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 80 yds, 2:47
1449
TD05:57Dajuane Collins 2 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 82 yds, 2:00
1456
TD03:33Gordon Warner 2 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 31 yds, 2:19
1463
FOURTH QUARTERNIUTOL
TD04:32Gordon Warner 11 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 80 yds, 5:43
1470
TD03:00David Bryant 4 Yd Run (Chris Nendick Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 52 yds, 1:23
2170