Scores

Final

W Michigan 22

(4-3, 2-1 MAC)

N Illinois 51

(4-3, 2-1 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:30 PM ET, October 15, 2011

Huskie Stadium, Dekalb, IL

1 2 3 4 T
WMU 6 9 0 722
NIU 0 13 24 1451

Top Performers

Passing: A. Carder (WMU) - 194 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Harnish (NIU) - 14 CAR, 229 YDS

Receiving: J. White (WMU) - 12 REC, 98 YDS

Northern Illinois runs over Western Michigan

Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois rushed for 494 yards and six touchdowns Saturday en route to a 51-22 victory over Western Michigan.

The Huskies (4-3, 2-1 Mid-American) trailed 15-13 at halftime before scoring 38 unanswered points.

Quarterback Chandler Harnish rushed for 229 yards on 14 carries; Jordan Lynch added 113 yards on 10 carries, including a 66-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter; Jasmin Hopkins had 91 yards and three TDs; and Akeem Daniels added two more scores on the ground.

Harnish added 203 yards on 14 of 27 passing as Northern Illinois finished with 697 yards of offense.

Western Michigan (4-3, 2-1) led early after getting a 16-yard touchdown pass from Alex Carder to Chleb Ravenell, a pair of field goals from John Potter and a safety. Carder was 25 of 43 for 194 yards, and backup Tyler VanTubbergen added a late touchdown pass.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WMU
NIU
1st Downs2030
Total Yards324697
Passing233203
Rushing91494
Penalties6-485-46
3rd Down Conversions6-197-14
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers32
Possession30:2329:37

Passing Leaders

Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carder25/431944.511
Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harnish14/272037.501

Rushing Leaders

Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fields8374.6015
Drake6284.7023
Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harnish1422916.4051
Lynch1011311.3166

Receiving Leaders

Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
White12988.2020
Arnheim44210.5018
Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Palmer78912.7058
Daniels24924.5025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWMUNIU
FG10:45John Potter 45 Yd 30
FG02:20John Potter 30 Yd 60
SECOND QUARTERWMUNIU
TD13:45Jasmin Hopkins 13 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 67
SF11:06Ball Through End Zone 87
TD08:02Chleb Ravenell 16 Yd Pass From Alex Carder (John Potter Kick) 157
FG05:17Mathew Sims 30 Yd 1510
FG00:00Mathew Sims 36 Yd 1513
THIRD QUARTERWMUNIU
TD12:07Akeem Daniels 2 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 1520
FG08:34Mathew Sims 25 Yd 1523
TD04:36Akeem Daniels 8 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 1530
TD02:26Jasmin Hopkins 1 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 1537
FOURTH QUARTERWMUNIU
TD12:45Jasmin Hopkins 1 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 1544
TD09:13Jordan Lynch 66 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 1551
TD06:33Antoin Scriven 2 Yd Pass From Tyler VanTubbergen (John Potter Kick) 2251