Scores

Final

Kent State 10

(1-5, 0-2 MAC)

N Illinois 40

(3-3, 1-1 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, October 8, 2011

Huskie Stadium, DEKALB, IL

1 2 3 4 T
KENT 3 0 0 710
NIU 7 20 6 740

Top Performers

Passing: C. Harnish (NIU) - 113 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Harnish (NIU) - 11 CAR, 65 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Moore (NIU) - 4 REC, 35 YDS, 1 TD

Northern Illinois defense dominates Kent State

Associated Press

DeKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois' defense allowed just 70 yards and recorded seven sacks as the Huskies defeated Kent State 40-10 on Saturday.

Chandler Harnish was 12 of 15 passing for 113 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 65 yards and a TD on 11 carries for the Huskies (3-3, 1-1 MAC).

Kent State (1-5, 0-2) had three turnovers, including an interception that NIU's Nabal Jefferson returned 25 yards for a touchdown.

Huskies kicker Mathew Sims made all four of his field goal attempts, connecting from 25, 31, 44 and 34 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KENT
NIU
1st Downs1116
Total Yards70344
Passing63135
Rushing7209
Penalties4-348-79
3rd Down Conversions1-158-15
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers33
Possession30:4229:18

Passing Leaders

Kent StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCloud6/22632.900
Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harnish12/151137.510

Rushing Leaders

Kent StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Durham15392.6011
Meray11262.4014
Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harnish11655.9126
Daniels6589.7025

Receiving Leaders

Kent StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gilbert23417.0018
Thompson2178.5016
Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore4358.8122
Palmer23517.5037

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERKENTNIU
TD10:59Nabal Jefferson 25 Yd Interception Return (Mathew Sims Kick) 07
FG02:28Freddy Cortez 24 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERKENTNIU
TD13:28Martel Moore 3 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Mathew Sims Kick) 314
TD09:55Chandler Harnish 26 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 321
FG06:10Mathew Sims 31 Yd 324
FG00:00Mathew Sims 32 Yd 327
THIRD QUARTERKENTNIU
FG10:08Mathew Sims 44 Yd 330
FG04:03Mathew Sims 34 Yd 333
FOURTH QUARTERKENTNIU
TD10:05Jordan Lynch 8 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 340
TD02:40Luke Wollet 36 Yd Fumble Return (Freddy Cortez Kick) 1040