Scores

Final

North Dakota 17

(0-2, 0-2 away)

N Illinois 23

(1-1, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 11, 2010

Huskie Stadium, Dekalb, IL

1 2 3 4 T
UND 0 7 7 317
NIU 13 3 0 723

Top Performers

Passing: J. Landry (UND) - 267 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Harnish (NIU) - 21 CAR, 178 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Hardin (UND) - 6 REC, 171 YDS, 1 TD

N. Illinois 23, North Dakota 17

Associated Press

DeKALB, Ill. -- Chandler Harnish threw for one touchdown and rushed for another as Northern Illinois claimed a 23-17 victory over North Dakota Saturday night.

The visiting Fighting Sioux (0-2) never led, but closed the deficit to 16-14 after an 85-yard touchdown pass from Jake Landry to Greg Hardin with 1:45 left in the third quarter.

Two minutes later, Harnish had a career-long 40-yard touchdown run to boost the Huskies' lead to 23-14.

Harnish was 14 of 25 for 146 yards and rushed for 178 more for Northern Illinois (1-1) while Chad Spann rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown. Landry went 18 of 31 for 267 yards, while Hardin had six catches for 171 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UND
NIU
1st Downs1522
Total Yards334510
Passing267146
Rushing67364
Penalties2-215-50
3rd Down Conversions6-168-16
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers21
Possession24:5735:03

Passing Leaders

North DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Landry18/312678.611
Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harnish14/251465.811

Rushing Leaders

North DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Landry8263.3012
Murray12252.109
Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harnish211788.5140
Spann211406.7179

Receiving Leaders

North DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hardin617128.5185
Wisthoff12323.0023
Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ashford66510.8018
Clark24522.5033

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNDNIU
TD14:39Chad Spann 79 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 07
TD05:47Martel Moore 4 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Pat Failed) 013
SECOND QUARTERUNDNIU
FG12:06Mathew Sims 23 Yd 016
TD00:13Dominique Hawkins 63 Yd Interception Return (Zeb Miller Kick) 716
THIRD QUARTERUNDNIU
TD01:45Greg Hardin 85 Yd Pass From Jake Landry (Zeb Miller Kick) 1416
FOURTH QUARTERUNDNIU
TD14:53Chandler Harnish 40 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 1423
FG02:47Zeb Miller 40 Yd 1723