Scores

Final

N Illinois 45

(7-3, 5-1 MAC)

Bowling Green 14

(4-6, 2-4 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN2

8:00 PM ET, November 8, 2011

Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

1 2 3 4 T
NIU 14 10 7 1445
BGSU 7 7 0 014

Top Performers

Passing: C. Harnish (NIU) - 294 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Harnish (NIU) - 17 CAR, 151 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Jorden (BGSU) - 8 REC, 152 YDS, 2 TD

N. Illinois 45, Bowling Green 14

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Chandler Harnish threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 151 yards and another score to lead Northern Illinois to a 45-14 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night.

Northern Illinois (7-3, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) had 283 yards rushing and finished with 623 total yards in its fifth consecutive victory.

The Huskies remained tied with Toledo for first place in the MAC's West Division. Harnish threw six TD passes as Northern Illinois won 63-60 at Toledo last Tuesday.

Bowling Green (4-6, 2-4) opened the scoring on an 83-yard TD pass from Matt Schilz to Kamar Jorden, who had eight catches for 152 yards.

Northern Illinois tied the game when Harnish connected with Willie Clark for a 56-yard TD pass in the first quarter. Clark finished with four receptions for 109 yards.

Jorden caught another scoring pass from Schilz just before halftime to cut the deficit to 24-14. Schilz was 22 of 38 for 255 yards.

Akeem Daniels scored on a 79-yard pass from Harnish in the third quarter to give Northern Illinois a 31-14 lead.

Harnish, who was 16-of-26 passing, added a 5-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Harnish went over 1,000 yards rushing for the season, becoming the first Northern Illinois quarterback since Stacey Robinson in 1990 to surpass the 1,000-yard mark.

Northern Illinois suspended freshman linebacker Jamaal Bass for the game for bowling over a member of Toledo's marching band when the Huskies took the field last week.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
BGSU
1st Downs2714
Total Yards623334
Passing340255
Rushing28379
Penalties5-558-57
3rd Down Conversions8-152-13
4th Down Conversions0-01-4
Turnovers01
Possession35:5124:09

Passing Leaders

Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harnish16/2629411.320
Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schilz22/382556.720

Rushing Leaders

Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harnish171518.9137
Hopkins16593.719
Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Samuel12736.1025
Hurley11111.0011

Receiving Leaders

Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Clark410927.3256
Daniels17979.0179
Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jorden815219.0283
Samuel7507.1013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNIUBGSU
TD14:34Kamar Jorden 83 Yd Pass From Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein Kick) 07
TD14:00Willie Clark 56 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Mathew Sims Kick) 77
TD05:00Jasmin Hopkins 1 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERNIUBGSU
FG14:05Mathew Sims 23 Yd 177
TD01:21Akeem Daniels 2 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 247
TD00:14Kamar Jorden 13 Yd Pass From Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein Kick) 2414
THIRD QUARTERNIUBGSU
TD05:02Akeem Daniels 79 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Mathew Sims Kick) 3114
FOURTH QUARTERNIUBGSU
TD12:07Chandler Harnish 5 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 3814
TD08:13Willie Clark 37 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 4514