BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Chandler Harnish gained 217 all-purpose yards in Northern Illinois' 31-30 win over Buffalo on Saturday.
Buffalo (2-6, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) rallied from a 31-10 deficit with 20 points in the fourth quarter, but a missed extra point by Peter Fardon with 14 seconds to play ended the Bulls' comeback.
Harnish, who finished with 150 passing yards on 11 of 26 attempts, also ran for 67 yards on 12 carries and his 6-yard touchdown run gave the Huskies a 17-10 halftime lead. Harnish moved into first place in career completions at Northern Illinois (5-3, 3-1) and within 91 yards out of 10th place on the Huskies' career rushing list.
Jasmin Hopkins led the Northern Illinois rushing attack, carrying 19 times for 55 yards and adding 3 touchdowns. Hopkins scored twice from 1 yard out and once from 12 yards out. His third touchdown made it 31-10.
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