Scores

Final

Toledo 30

(6-4, 5-1 MAC)

N Illinois 65

(8-2, 6-0 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN2

7:00 PM ET, November 9, 2010

Huskie Stadium, Dekalb, IL

1 2 3 4 T
TOL 0 0 23 730
NIU 7 21 28 965

Top Performers

Passing: T. Owens (TOL) - 186 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Thomas (TOL) - 10 CAR, 152 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Page (TOL) - 7 REC, 67 YDS, 1 TD

Six players score touchdowns for Huskies in win vs. Rockets

Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- Tailback Chad Spann had three touchdowns rushing and quarterback Chandler Harnish threw a touchdown pass and ran for another as Northern Illinois pounded Toledo 65-30 on Tuesday.

Six players had touchdowns for the Huskies (8-2, 6-0 Mid-American).

Northern Illinois built a 28-0 halftime lead and then combined with the Rockets (6-4, 5-1) for a 51-point third quarter.

Harnish went 11-of-16 for 162 yards. He also rushed 13 times for 149 yards scored on a 28-yard run. Spann added 70 yards on 20 carries.

Adonis Thomas had 10 carries for a game-high 152 yards, including touchdown runs of 18 and 60 yards, for Toledo. Quarterback Terrance Owens was 18-of-38 for 186 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Eric Page had seven catches for 67 yards.

Northern Illinois' 65 points were a season high and fifth-highest in school history and its seven-game winning streak is the longest since 2003. Toledo's loss was its first in four games.

Spann rushed for 44 yards on nine carries on a 14-play opening drive -- including a 1-yard touchdown run -- as the Huskies opened a 7-0 lead.

On its third possession, Northern Illinois took a 14-0 lead as freshman wide receiver Akeem Daniels capped a 12-play, 74-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown run.

The Huskies added two touchdowns in the final 5:43 of the half as Harnish threw a 33-yard scoring pass to Nathan Palmer. With 20 seconds left, Harnish capped a six-play, 80-yard drive with a 28-yard touchdown run.

Toledo broke the shutout with a safety early in the third quarter. Two minutes later, Thomas scored on an 18-yard touchdown run that trimmed the deficit to 28-9.

Harnish then set up a score with a 69-yard run to the Toledo 11. Three plays later, Spann scored on a 5-yard run for a 35-9 lead.

Toledo and Northern Illinois then traded big-play touchdowns.

Thomas had a 60-yard scoring run while Daniels had a 50-yard run for a 42-16 Huskies lead with 5:44 left.

Spann's third touchdown came with 2:34 left in the third on an 8-yard run.

The Rockets then scored on a 3-yard pass from Owens to Page.

Northern Illinois' Tommy Davis had an 83-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for a 56-23 lead.

Senior Michael Cklamovski hit a 43-yard field goal to open the fourth-quarter scoring.

Jasmin Hopkins extended the lead to 65-23 with a 55-yard touchdown run with 1:37 to play.

Toledo scored on a 3-yard pass from Owens to Jerome Jones with three seconds left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOL
NIU
1st Downs2028
Total Yards380584
Passing186162
Rushing194422
Penalties8-925-37
3rd Down Conversions2-118-12
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers10
Possession22:2937:31

Passing Leaders

ToledoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Owens18/381864.921
Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harnish11/1616210.110

Rushing Leaders

ToledoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas1015215.2260
Owens9252.8011
Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harnish1314911.5169
Spann20703.5312

Receiving Leaders

ToledoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Page7679.6114
Williams34113.7037
Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ashford24120.5035
Palmer13333.0133

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTOLNIU
TD07:40Chad Spann 1 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERTOLNIU
TD11:39Akeem Daniels 12 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 014
TD05:43Nathan Palmer 33 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 021
TD00:20Chandler Harnish 28 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 028
THIRD QUARTERTOLNIU
SF12:49Chandler Harnish Tackled By Alex Johnson In End Zone 228
TD10:42Adonis Thomas 18 Yd Run (Bill Claus Kick) 928
TD08:17Chad Spann 5 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 935
TD07:18Adonis Thomas 60 Yd Run (Bill Claus Kick) 1635
TD05:44Akeem Daniels 50 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 1642
TD02:34Chad Spann 8 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 1649
TD00:38Eric Page 3 Yd Pass From Terrance Owens (Bill Claus Kick) 2349
TD00:28Tommy Davis 83 Yd Kickoff Return (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 2356
FOURTH QUARTERTOLNIU
FG10:42Michael Cklamovski 43 Yd 2359
TD01:37Jasmin Hopkins 55 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2365
TD00:03Jerome Jones 5 Yd Pass From Terrance Owens (Bill Claus Kick) 3065