1:00 PM ET, October 11, 2003
Kelly/Shorts Stadium, MOUNT PLEASANT, MI
MT. PLEASANT, Michigan (Ticker) -- Michael Turner ran for a season-high 199 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns as Northern Illinois (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) rallied for a 40-24 victory over Central Michigan in a Mid-American Conference matchup.
QB Josh Haldi and Northern Illinois sat on Central Michigan with a 28-point third quarter.
The Huskies trailed, 17-3, at halftime before Turner led a comeback. He had a 47-yard touchdown run just 2:09 into the third quarter and gave Northern Illinois the lead for good at 31-24 on a two-yard plunge with 46 seconds to go in the period.
A.J. Harris and Ryan Gilbert also had touchdown runs in the third quarter for the Huskies, who pulled away with three field goals from Steve Azar in the final 13 minutes.
P.J. Fleck caught six passes for 93 yards as Northern Illinois (6-0, 1-0 MAC West) extended its winning streak over Central Michigan to a school-record six games.
Derrick Vickers completed 17-of-31 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown, but threw four interceptions for the Chippewas (2-4, 0-3).
|3rd Down Conversions||7-16||6-15|
|4th Down Conversions||0-1||0-1|
|TD||1:35||TERRENCE JACKSON 1 YD RUN (MIKE GRUZWALSKI KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 73 yards.
|FG||9:48||MIKE GRUZWALSKI 24 YD FG|
Drive info: 11 plays, 66 yards.
|TD||4:35||KENAN LAWHORNE 12 YD RUN (MIKE GRUZWALSKI KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 55 yards.
|FG||0:00||STEVE AZAR 23 YD FG|
Drive info: 16 plays, 67 yards.
|TD||12:51||MICHAEL TURNER 46 YD RUN (STEVE AZAR KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 55 yards.
|TD||8:43||RYAN GILBERT 1 YD RUN (STEVE AZAR KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 34 yards.
|TD||7:17||A.J. HARRIS 2 YD RUN (STEVE AZAR KICK)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 5 yards.
|TD||2:57||KENAN LAWHORNE 13 YD PASS FROM DERRICK VICKERS (MIKE GRUZWALSKI KICK)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 26 yards.
|TD||0:46||MICHAEL TURNER 2 YD RUN (STEVE AZAR KICK)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 54 yards.
|FG||12:52||STEVE AZAR 18 YD FG|
Drive info: 4 plays, 9 yards.
|FG||4:29||STEVE AZAR 41 YD FG|
Drive info: 3 plays, 9 yards.
|FG||2:38||STEVE AZAR 32 YD FG|
Drive info: 5 plays, 40 yards.