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Northern Illinois stays perfect in MAC with win

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Chandler Harnish threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score to lead Northern Illinois past Western Michigan 28-21 Saturday.

Harnish found Willie Clark with a 21-yard TD pass with 3:42 to play to lift the Huskies (7-2, 5-0 Mid-American Conference) to their six straight victory, their longest winning streak since 2004.

Alex Carder was 31 of 53 for 360 yards and three touchdowns for the Broncos (3-5, 2-2). His 23-yard TD pass to Robert Arnheim with 5:56 remaining gave Western Michigan a 21-20 lead, but Northern Illinois then drove 79 yards in seven plays for the winning score.

Chad Spann ran for 146 yards and a TD and Nathan Palmer caught five passes for 83 yards and a score for the Huskies.

Jordan White had 14 receptions for 180 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos.