Scores

Final

N Illinois 41

(2-3, 0-1 MAC)

Cent Michigan 48

(2-3, 1-1 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, October 1, 2011

Kelly/Shorts Stadium, MOUNT PLEASANT, MI

1 2 3 4 T
NIU 0 10 6 2541
CMU 17 0 14 1748

Top Performers

Passing: R. Radcliff (CMU) - 387 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: P. Cotton (CMU) - 16 CAR, 110 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: P. Cotton (CMU) - 4 REC, 115 YDS, 2 TD

Cent. Michigan 48, N. Illinois 41

Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Ryan Radcliff threw for 387 yards and four long touchdowns, Paris Cotton added 110 yards and a score on the ground, and Central Michigan escaped with a wild 48-41 victory Saturday over Northern Illinois.

Radcliff found Courtney Williams on a 79-yard strike in the first quarter as the Chippewas (2-3, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) built a 17-0 lead. He hit Cotton for a 43-yard score early in the third and a 46-yarder in the fourth, then hooked up with David Blackburn from 61 yards out.

The Huskies (2-3, 0-1) scored three times late to get within a touchdown and recovered an onside kick with 19 seconds left. But Jahleel Addae intercepted Chandler Harnish's third-down pass as time expired to seal the win.

Harnish finished with 370 yards passing, two touchdowns and two interceptions by Addae, plus 92 yards rushing and a score. Jasmin Hopkins ran for 95 yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
CMU
1st Downs3119
Total Yards587563
Passing370387
Rushing217176
Penalties4-326-65
3rd Down Conversions8-205-12
4th Down Conversions2-21-1
Turnovers20
Possession30:5829:02

Passing Leaders

Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harnish27/503707.422
Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Radcliff17/2838713.840

Rushing Leaders

Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hopkins19955.0117
Harnish18925.1139
Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cotton161106.9136
Garland10626.2031

Receiving Leaders

Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore613021.7155
Ashford88710.9023
Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cotton411528.8246
Williams17979.0179

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNIUCMU
FG10:45David Harman 29 Yd 03
TD08:03Courtney Williams 79 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 010
TD05:41Ben Brown 7 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 017
SECOND QUARTERNIUCMU
TD14:38Martel Moore 55 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Mathew Sims Kick) 717
FG09:48Mathew Sims 35 Yd 1017
THIRD QUARTERNIUCMU
TD12:19Paris Cotton 43 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 1024
FG09:58Mathew Sims 35 Yd 1324
TD04:20Paris Cotton 36 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 1331
FG01:02Mathew Sims 33 Yd 1631
FOURTH QUARTERNIUCMU
TD13:32Paris Cotton 46 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 1638
TD12:25Jasmin Hopkins 3 Yd Run (Chandler Harnish Pass To Nathan Palmer For Two-Point Conversion) 2438
TD10:42David Blackburn 61 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 2445
TD06:19Jasmin Hopkins 10 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Mathew Sims Kick) 3145
FG03:44David Harman 30 Yd 3148
TD00:47Chandler Harnish 1 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 3848
FG00:19Mathew Sims 38 Yd 4148