Scores

Final

N Illinois 28

(7-2, 5-0 MAC)

W Michigan 21

(3-5, 2-2 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, October 30, 2010

Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI

1 2 3 4 T
NIU 0 13 7 828
WMU 7 7 0 721

Top Performers

Passing: A. Carder (WMU) - 360 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: C. Spann (NIU) - 22 CAR, 146 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. White (WMU) - 14 REC, 180 YDS, 1 TD

Northern Illinois stays perfect in MAC with win

Associated Press

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Chandler Harnish threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score to lead Northern Illinois past Western Michigan 28-21 Saturday.

Harnish found Willie Clark with a 21-yard TD pass with 3:42 to play to lift the Huskies (7-2, 5-0 Mid-American Conference) to their six straight victory, their longest winning streak since 2004.

Alex Carder was 31 of 53 for 360 yards and three touchdowns for the Broncos (3-5, 2-2). His 23-yard TD pass to Robert Arnheim with 5:56 remaining gave Western Michigan a 21-20 lead, but Northern Illinois then drove 79 yards in seven plays for the winning score.

Chad Spann ran for 146 yards and a TD and Nathan Palmer caught five passes for 83 yards and a score for the Huskies.

Jordan White had 14 receptions for 180 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
WMU
1st Downs2523
Total Yards424404
Passing214360
Rushing21044
Penalties8-728-70
3rd Down Conversions10-158-15
4th Down Conversions0-02-4
Turnovers12
Possession34:2325:37

Passing Leaders

Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harnish18/302147.121
Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carder31/533606.832

Rushing Leaders

Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Spann221466.6144
Harnish13332.5112
Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Winchester8192.409
White2168.0019

Receiving Leaders

Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Palmer58316.6135
Clark77010.0121
Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
White1418012.9133
Arnheim68113.5123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNIUWMU
TD10:41Jordan White 29 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERNIUWMU
TD10:28Chandler Harnish 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 67
TD08:28Juan Nunez 18 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 614
TD03:57Chad Spann 3 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 1314
THIRD QUARTERNIUWMU
TD11:08Nathan Palmer 9 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 2014
FOURTH QUARTERNIUWMU
TD05:56Robert Arnheim 23 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 2021
TD03:42Willie Clark 21 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Chandler Harnish Pass To Nathan Palmer For Two-Point Conversion) 2821