Scores

Final

N Illinois 31

(5-3, 3-1 MAC)

Buffalo 30

(2-6, 1-3 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, October 22, 2011

UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY

1 2 3 4 T
NIU 3 14 14 031
BUFF 3 7 0 2030

Top Performers

Passing: C. Anderson (BUFF) - 404 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Hopkins (NIU) - 18 CAR, 48 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: A. Neutz (BUFF) - 9 REC, 135 YDS, 1 TD

N. Illinois 31, Buffalo 30

Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Chandler Harnish gained 217 all-purpose yards in Northern Illinois' 31-30 win over Buffalo on Saturday.

Buffalo (2-6, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) rallied from a 31-10 deficit with 20 points in the fourth quarter, but a missed extra point by Peter Fardon with 14 seconds to play ended the Bulls' comeback.

Harnish, who finished with 150 passing yards on 11 of 26 attempts, also ran for 67 yards on 12 carries and his 6-yard touchdown run gave the Huskies a 17-10 halftime lead. Harnish moved into first place in career completions at Northern Illinois (5-3, 3-1) and within 91 yards out of 10th place on the Huskies' career rushing list.

Jasmin Hopkins led the Northern Illinois rushing attack, carrying 19 times for 55 yards and adding 3 touchdowns. Hopkins scored twice from 1 yard out and once from 12 yards out. His third touchdown made it 31-10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
BUFF
1st Downs1533
Total Yards328572
Passing150404
Rushing178168
Penalties7-677-70
3rd Down Conversions7-197-18
4th Down Conversions2-24-4
Turnovers05
Possession28:4331:17

Passing Leaders

Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harnish11/261505.800
BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson35/534047.632

Rushing Leaders

Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harnish12675.6121
Hopkins19552.9321
BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Oliver281124.0021
Anderson10565.6118

Receiving Leaders

Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ashford24522.5039
Palmer23819.0030
BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Neutz913515.0129
Rivers1011411.4121

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNIUBUFF
FG05:22Mathew Sims 40 Yd 30
FG01:16Peter Fardon 31 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERNIUBUFF
TD05:45Jasmin Hopkins 1 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 103
TD03:21Chazz Anderson 3 Yd Run (Peter Fardon Kick) 1010
TD00:37Chandler Harnish 6 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 1710
THIRD QUARTERNIUBUFF
TD14:15Jasmin Hopkins 12 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 2410
TD08:49Jasmin Hopkins 1 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 3110
FOURTH QUARTERNIUBUFF
TD12:38Alex Neutz 5 Yd Pass From Chazz Anderson (Peter Fardon Kick) 3117
TD04:14Marcus Rivers 15 Yd Pass From Chazz Anderson (Peter Fardon Kick) 3124
TD00:14Ed Young 3 Yd Pass From Chazz Anderson (Pat Failed) 3130