College Football

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Final 1 2 3 4 OT Tot
0 14 3 7 3 27
0 7 3 14 6 30
30
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET11:00 PM GMT7:00 AM 北京时间4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST, Oct. 26, 2017
Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, Illinois  Attendance: 8,872

NIU rallies from 14-point deficit, tops EMU 30-27 in OT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Marcus Jones had the only touchdown in overtime and Northern Illinois scored on three of its final four drives to rally past Eastern Michigan 30-27 on Thursday night.

Eastern Michigan's Paul Fricano missed three field goals, including a 42-yarder at the end of regulation. He opened the extra period with a 35-yard field goal after the Eagles ran three plays. D.J. Brown gained 12-yards along the right side on NIU's first play of OT and Jones won it with a 9-yard run.

Marcus Childerswas 23 of 40 for 278 yards and two touchdowns for Northern Illinois (6-2, 4-0 Mid-American Conference). Brown made seven catches for 104 yards and a score.

NUI took a 7-0 lead after Brown broke a tackle and raced for a 69-yard touchdown reception. On EMU's next offensive play, Sergio Bailey II was left wide open over the middle for a 68-yard TD.

Eastern Michigan (2-6, 0-4) went ahead 14-7 after Mathew Sexton's blocked punt and Jaron Johnson' recovery in the end zone. It was the Eagles' first blocked punt for a score since Nathan Adams' TD against Morgan State in 2014.

Before the game, NIU unveiled a bronze statue of its former Siberian husky mascot Diesel outside of Huskie Stadium. He gained national attention after high-fiving a cheerleader on ESPN in 2013.

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Updated October 26, 2017

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