Scores

Final

Temple 17

(4-2, 1-2 away)

N Illinois 31

(4-2, 2-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, October 9, 2010

Huskie Stadium, Dekalb, IL

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 7 10 0 017
NIU 7 10 7 731

Top Performers

Passing: C. Harnish (NIU) - 211 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Spann (NIU) - 24 CAR, 100 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Cox (NIU) - 5 REC, 52 YDS, 1 TD

Chandler Harnish, Chad Spann spark N. Illinois victory vs. Temple

Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- Chandler Harnish threw two touchdown passes and Chad Spann rushed for 100 yards and a score as Northern Illinois beat Temple 31-17 on Saturday.

Harnish was 20 of 25 for 211 yards and helped the Huskies (4-2, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) rally from a second-quarter deficit with 21 unanswered points.

The Owls (4-2, 1-1) led 17-10 after Chester Stewart threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Evan Rodriguez late in the first half.

Northern Illinois then tied the score on a 10-yard TD strike from Harnish to Landon Cox with 30 seconds left before halftime. The Huskies took the lead for good on Harnish's 4-yard scoring pass to Nathan Palmer with 4:15 remaining in the third. Spann added a 6-yard TD run in the fourth.

Matt Brown had a 25-yard touchdown run for Temple and led the Owls with 93 rushing yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
NIU
1st Downs1524
Total Yards272420
Passing148211
Rushing124209
Penalties6-353-27
3rd Down Conversions4-1211-16
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers11
Possession21:5038:10

Passing Leaders

TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stewart13/271485.511
Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harnish20/252118.420

Rushing Leaders

TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown13937.2125
Nixon11212.0012
Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Spann241004.2114
Harnish14715.1024

Receiving Leaders

TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones36020.0024
Rodriguez34314.3131
Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Clark56212.4019
Cox55210.4117

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTEMNIU
TD14:30Matt Brown 25 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 70
TD06:51Akeem Daniels 9 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERTEMNIU
FG14:46Brandon McManus 33 Yd 107
FG05:55Michael Cklamovski 28 Yd 1010
TD03:59Evan Rodriguez 31 Yd Pass From Chester Stewart (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 1710
TD00:30Landon Cox 10 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 1717
THIRD QUARTERTEMNIU
TD04:15Nathan Palmer 4 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 1724
FOURTH QUARTERTEMNIU
TD07:58Chad Spann 6 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 1731