Scores

Final

E Michigan 6

(0-9, 0-5 MAC)

N Illinois 50

(6-3, 4-1 MAC)

7:30 PM ET, November 5, 2009

Huskie Stadium, DEKALB, IL

1 2 3 4 T
EMU 6 0 0 06
NIU 20 17 10 350

Top Performers

Passing: D. Grady (NIU) - 119 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Spann (NIU) - 11 CAR, 174 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. Cox (NIU) - 3 REC, 84 YDS, 2 TD

N. Illinois 50, E. Michigan 6

Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- Tommy Davis returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown, and Chad Spann ran for a career-high 174 yards and two scores to help Northern Illinois rout winless Eastern Michigan 50-6 on Thursday night.

The Huskies (6-3, 4-1 Mid-American) won their third straight games, scoring on five straight possessions to take a 37-6 halftime lead.

Spann had scoring runs of 65 and 79 yards in the first half, and DeMarcus Grady threw 30- and 31-yard touchdown passes to Landon Cox. Grady passed for 119 yards, ran for 104 and had a 5-yard scoring run in the third quarter.

Eastern Michigan (0-9, 0-5) twice drove inside the Northern Illinois 5 in the first quarter, but reached Huskies territory just once the rest of the way.

Dwayne Priest ran for 75 yards for the Eagles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EMU
NIU
1st Downs921
Total Yards182537
Passing82119
Rushing100418
Penalties4-453-30
3rd Down Conversions4-147-12
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers22
Possession25:5634:04

Passing Leaders

Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gillett2/12494.100
Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grady4/511923.821

Rushing Leaders

Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Priest17754.4036
Gillett4369.0019
Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Spann1117415.8279
Grady1010410.4161

Receiving Leaders

Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas14848.0048
Thayer11818.0018
Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cox38428.0231
Clark13535.0035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREMUNIU
TD14:46Tommy Davis 86 Yd Kickoff Return (Pat Blocked) 06
FG10:45Joe Carithers 21 Yd 36
TD07:26Landon Cox 30 Yd Pass From DeMarcus Grady (Mike Salerno Kick) 313
FG01:56Joe Carithers 20 Yd 613
TD01:39Chad Spann 65 Yd Run (Mike Salerno Kick) 620
SECOND QUARTEREMUNIU
FG10:46Mike Salerno 26 Yd 623
TD06:43Chad Spann 79 Yd Run (Mike Salerno Kick) 630
TD00:47Landon Cox 31 Yd Pass From DeMarcus Grady (Mike Salerno Kick) 637
THIRD QUARTEREMUNIU
FG08:20Mike Salerno 36 Yd 640
TD02:37DeMarcus Grady 5 Yd Run (Mike Salerno Kick) 647
FOURTH QUARTEREMUNIU
FG07:25Mike Salerno 22 Yd 650