Scores

Final

Presbyterian 3

(0-1, 0-1 away)

N Illinois 55

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 28, 2014

Huskie Stadium, Dekalb, IL

1 2 3 4 T
PRE 0 0 3 03
NIU 17 17 21 055

Top Performers

Passing: D. Hare (NIU) - 100 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Bouagnon (NIU) - 16 CAR, 97 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: D. Brown (NIU) - 7 REC, 91 YDS, 1 TD

Northern Illinois rattles Presbyterian 55-3

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4Q PRE M. Hines run for -5 yds
Marquel Hines run for a loss of 5 yards to the Presb 15
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DEKALB, Ill. -- Joel Bouagnon ran for 97 yards and four touchdowns and Northern Illinois beat Presbyterian College 55-3 on Thursday night in the season opener for both FBS schools.

Northern Illinois, of the Mid-Atlantic Conference, scored on its first possession with a 39-yard touchdown pass from Matt McIntosh to Da'Ron Brown, igniting a 55-point spree before Presbyterian of the Big South Conference was able to post its only points on a field goal with 6 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

As expected, the Huskies split quarterback duties between McIntosh and Drew Hare, who took over in the second half. Hare and McIntosh threw for one touchdown each. Northern Illinois outgained the Blue Hose 635 to 127 in total yardage, including 424 yards on the ground as the Huskies extended its home stadium winning streak to a nation-leading 27 games.

Heys McMath completed 8 of 14 passes for 27 yards, while LaQua Mayes ran for 31 yards for Presbyterian.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PRE
NIU
1st Downs636
Total Yards127635
Passing58211
Rushing69424
Penalties2-126-55
3rd Down Conversions1-1214-22
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers30
Possession26:1933:41

Passing Leaders

PresbyterianC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kaleb Griffin2/4317.800
Heys McMath8/14271.901
Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Drew Hare8/131007.710
Matt McIntosh10/14876.210

Rushing Leaders

PresbyterianCARYDSAVGTDLG
LaQua Mayes6315.2013
Blake Roberts6172.808
Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Akeem Daniels151187.9029
Joel Bouagnon16976.1423

Receiving Leaders

PresbyterianRECYDSAVGTDLG
Daryl Wilson12727.0027
Jordan Hallums2147.007
Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Da'Ron Brown79113.0139
Juwan Brescacin25326.5149

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPRENIU
TD11:02Da'Ron Brown 39 Yd pass from Matt McIntosh (Tyler Wedel Kick)07
FG4:56Tyler Wedel 32 Yd Field Goal 010
TD1:12Joel Bouagnon 1 Yd Run (Tyler Wedel Kick)017
SECOND QUARTERPRENIU
TD12:39Joel Bouagnon 23 Yd Run (Tyler Wedel Kick)024
TD2:30Joel Bouagnon 9 Yd Run (Tyler Wedel Kick)Watch Highlight 031
FG0:03Tyler Wedel 26 Yd Field Goal 034
THIRD QUARTERPRENIU
TD13:27Juwan Brescacin 49 Yd pass from Drew Hare (Tyler Wedel Kick)Watch Highlight 041
TD11:31Joel Bouagnon 1 Yd Run (Tyler Wedel Kick)048
TD3:55Draco Smith 10 Yd Run (Tyler Wedel Kick)055
FG0:06Brandon Morrow 31 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 355