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Field goal with 41 seconds left gives N. Illinois 31-28 win

Nov. 13, 2019 11:48 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Tre Harbison rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown and John Richardson kicked a 25-yard field goal with 41 seconds left to give Northern Illinois a 31-28 win over Toledo after blowing a 21-point fourth quarter lead Wednesday night. The Huskies (4-6, 3-3 Mid-American Conference) kept...

Central Michigan rolls past Northern Illinois, 48-10

Nov. 2, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Quinten Dormady threw for three touchdowns as Central Michigan built a big first-half lead and finished off Northern Illinois, 48-10 on Saturday afternoon. The Chippewas now are 4-2 in the Mid-America Conference West Division, a game behind Ball State, which plays Western...

Northern Illinois routs Akron 49-0

Oct. 26, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Marcus Childers threw three touchdown passes, Tre Harbison ran for two scores and Northern Illinois beat Akron 49-0 on Saturday. Childers completed seven of his nine pass attempts for 71 yards, and threw scoring passes to three receivers. Harbison finished with 158 yards rushing on 31...

Miami of Ohio holds off Northern Illinois late, 27-24

Oct. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

OKFORD, Ohio (AP) — Jaylon Bester ran for two touchdowns and Sam Sloman kicked two fourth-quarter field goals that allowed Miami of Ohio to hold off Northern Illinois, 27-24 in a Mid-America Conference battle Saturday afternoon. Marcus Childers nosed in from a yard out to put Northern Illinois up 10-0 with...

Game-ending FG lifts N. Illinois to a 39-36 win over Ohio

Oct. 12, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — John Richardson booted a field goal as time expired to give Northern Illinois a 39-36 victory over Ohio on Saturday. The teams scored two touchdowns apiece in a back-and-forth fourth quarter to arrive at a 36-all tie with 3:38 remaining. Ross Bowers led the Huskies (2-4, 1-1...

Huntley runs for 2 TDs, Ball State rallies past NIU

Oct. 5, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Caleb Huntley ran 35 times for 157 yards and two TDs, and Ball State rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Northern Illinois 27-20 in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams on Saturday. The Cardinals (2-3) trailed 17-3 at halftime and Ryan Rimmler kicked a 25-yard field...

Vaughn, Neal lead Vanderbilt over Northern Illinois 24-18

Sep. 28, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oh baby, what an eventful last 24 hours it's been for Ke'Shawn Vaughn. Vaughn rushed for 138 yards and one touchdown and Riley Neal threw for 189 yards and a touchdown and Vanderbilt defeated Northern Illinois 24-18. Vaughn did all this after becoming a father of a baby boy around...

Vaughn, Neal lead Vanderbilt over Northern Illinois 24-18

Sep. 28, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ke'Shawn Vaughn rushed for 138 yards and one touchdown, Riley Neal threw for 189 yards and a touchdown and Vanderbilt defeated Northern Illinois 24-18. The victory was the first of the season for the Commodores (1-3), who dropped their first three games of the season to Power Five...

Vaughn, Neal lead Vanderbilt over Northern Illinois 24-18

Sep. 28, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ke'Shawn Vaughn rushed for 138 yards and one touchdown, Riley Neal threw for 189 yards and a touchdown and Vanderbilt defeated Northern Illinois 24-18. The victory was the first of the season for the Commodores (1-3), who dropped their first three games to Power Five teams, two of...

Vanderbilt hosts Northern Illinois with no time to rest

Sep. 27, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt is ready to put the toughest three-game start in program history in its rearview mirror. That doesn't mean they will risk overlooking Northern Illinois from the Mid-American Conference. Vanderbilt quarterback Riley Neal knows the challenges awaiting Vanderbilt. "I...