Scores

Final

Buffalo 14

(2-4, 1-1 MAC)

N Illinois 45

(5-2, 3-0 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, October 16, 2010

Huskie Stadium, Dekalb, IL

1 2 3 4 T
BUFF 0 14 0 014
NIU 0 21 10 1445

Top Performers

Passing: C. Harnish (NIU) - 160 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: C. Spann (NIU) - 31 CAR, 111 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Rivers (BUFF) - 3 REC, 94 YDS, 1 TD

Chad Spann, Chandler Harnish lead N. Illinois past Buffalo in blowout

Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- Chad Spann rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns while Chandler Harnish threw two TD passes and had a scoring run as Northern Illinois beat Buffalo 45-14 Saturday.

Backup quarterback Jordan Lynch added a 90-yard TD run in the fourth quarter for the Huskies (5-2, 3-0 Mid-American Conference), who won their fourth straight.

Jerry Davis threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Rivers, and Gordon DuBois returned an interception 27 yards for a TD for the Bulls (2-4, 1-1).

Spann had touchdown runs of 1 and 2 yards on a career-high 31 carries while helping Northern Illinois to 24 first downs, compared to 10 for Buffalo.

Harnish hit Landon Cox with a 10-yard scoring pass, found Willie Clark from 25 yards out and added a 12-yard TD run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
NIU
1st Downs1024
Total Yards250441
Passing120160
Rushing130281
Penalties7-592-20
3rd Down Conversions5-156-12
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers22
Possession24:0735:53

Passing Leaders

BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis7/231014.411
Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harnish13/261606.222

Rushing Leaders

BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gill7456.4019
Davis11423.8020
Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Spann311113.6214
Lynch29648.0190

Receiving Leaders

BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rivers39431.3181
Hood11111.0011
Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cox34113.7117
Palmer33411.3022

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERBUFFNIU
TD11:58Landon Cox 10 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 07
TD07:32Gordon DuBois 27 Yd Interception Return (A.J. Principe Kick) 77
TD02:57Willie Clark 25 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 714
TD01:10Chad Spann 1 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 721
TD00:31Marcus Rivers 81 Yd Pass From Jerry Davis (A.J. Principe Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERBUFFNIU
FG12:02Michael Cklamovski 34 Yd 1424
TD03:51Chad Spann 2 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 1431
FOURTH QUARTERBUFFNIU
TD07:19Chandler Harnish 12 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 1438
TD04:27Jordan Lynch 90 Yd Run (Michael Cklamovski Kick) 1445