DEKALB, Ill. -- Redshirt freshman Chandler Harnish threw for three touchdowns in his first start in five weeks to lead Northern Illinois to 38-7 victory over Toledo on Saturday.
Harnish, sidelined on Sept. 6 with a foot sprain, was 12-of-16 for 173 yards passing and rushed for 60 more as the Huskies (4-3, 3-1 MAC West) won for the fourth time in their last five games.
Toledo (2-5, 1-2 MAC West), which stunned Michigan 13-7 one week earlier in Ann Arbor, had their lone score on Morgan Williams' 21-yard touchdown run with 9:37 left in the third quarter.
Northern Illinois tailback Chad Spann scored on first-half runs of 12 and 2 yards as the Huskies built an early 21-0 lead.
Northern Illinois, ranked 15th in the nation in scoring defense, has now given up three touchdowns in its last five games.
Spann closed with 82 yards on 15 carries and Perez had three catches for 68 yards as Northern Illinois piled up 393 yards total offense.
Toledo closed with 229 net yards as quarterback Aaron Opelt went 16-of-22 for 138 yards. He departed with an apparent leg injury late in the game but is expected to return next week.
Wide receiver Stephen Williams had nine catches for 75 yards while Williams rushed for 50 yards on eight carries.
Will Grier threw four touchdown passes to four receivers -- all in the first half -- and No. 25 Florida downed third-ranked Mississippi 38-10 on Saturday night.
Leonard Fournette highlighted his SEC-record third straight 200-yard game with a 75-yard touchdown run, and No. 9 LSU overcame Eastern Michigan 44-22 on Saturday night.
An officiating error led to an Oklahoma State touchdown Saturday in the Cowboys' 36-34 win over Kansas State.
Texas A&M receiver Ricky Seals-Jones, who was ejected for targeting midway in the second quarter of Saturday's game, took to Twitter late in the game, retweeting a tweet that questioned the call.
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook exited in the first quarter of the Seminoles' 24-16 win over Wake Forest with a left hamstring injury. He is day-to-day.
As if things weren't going bad enough at Texas, the Longhorns appear to have players on Twitter during lopsided losses and jabs at their coach accidentally being sent from other nearby teams.