Win Probability 100%

CMU
NIU
NIU 100%

CMU

16

NIU

24

End of 4th Quarter

Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • CMU322
    • 284NIU
  • Turnovers

    • CMU2
    • 1NIU
  • Possession

    CMUNIU
    31:2928:31
  • 1st Downs

    • CMU21
    • 15NIU

Game Information

Huskie Stadium
Coverage: ESPN+
  • DeKalb, IL 60115
Attendance: 12,354
5d Associated Press

N. Illinois fends off C. Michigan comeback for 24-16 win

Marcus Childers threw for three touchdowns, and a late interception by Northern Illinois preserved the Huskies' 24-16 win over Central Michigan in a Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday.

Scoring Summary

1234T
Central Michigan037616
Northern Illinois0147324
second QuarterCMUNIU
FG
12:54
Ryan Tice 27 Yd Field Goal
8 plays, 20 yards, 3:53
30
TD
4:03
Spencer Tears 14 Yd pass from Marcus Childers (Andrew Gantz Kick)
12 plays, 79 yards, 5:34
37
play
Nothern Illinois QB throws dime for 14-yard TD (0:45)

Marcus Childers finds Spencer Tears on the double-move, giving the Huskies a 7-3 lead. (0:45)

TD
1:02
Dennis Robinson 7 Yd pass from Marcus Childers (Andrew Gantz Kick)
4 plays, 22 yards, 1:29
314
play
Huskies QB completes second TD pass of 1st half (0:21)

Marcus Childers throws a dart to WR Dennis Robinson for a 7-yard touchdown, extending Northern Illinois' lead to 14-3. (0:21)

third QuarterCMUNIU
TD
6:30
D.J. Brown 2 Yd pass from Marcus Childers (Andrew Gantz Kick)
6 plays, 65 yards, 2:59
321
TD
3:09
Tommy Lazzaro 6 Yd Run (Ryan Tice Kick)
9 plays, 66 yards, 3:13
1021
play
Central Michigan narrows lead with 6-yard QB draw (0:39)

QB Tommy Lazzaro keeps it himself and powers his way across the goal-line, cutting the Huskies' lead to 21-10. (0:39)

fourth QuarterCMUNIU
TD
9:43
Julian Hicks 4 Yd pass from Tommy Lazzaro (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
15 plays, 73 yards, 5:17
1621
play
Chippewas come within striking distance on 4-yard TD pass (0:37)

QB Tommy Lazzaro throws a strike to WR Julian Hicks, bringing Central Michigan to within 5. (0:37)

FG
5:51
Andrew Gantz 36 Yd Field Goal
9 plays, 56 yards, 3:52
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