College Football

Northern Illinois Huskies (8-4)


Thu. 11/9 Wed. 11/15 Fri. 11/24
vs. BallSt
W 63-17
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vs. WestMi
W 35-31
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L 24-31
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Central Michigan rallies past N Illinois 31-24 behind Morris

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Shane Morris threw his third touchdown pass on a daring fourth down play with 1:32 to play, Josh Cox intercepted a pass at the goal line with 22 seconds left and Central Michigan beat Northern Illinois 31-24 on Friday.

Facing a fourth-and-4 from the NIU 29 going into the wind, Morris found Corey Willis behind the defense on the left side. It was the 23rd career TD catch for Willis, breaking a tie with Antonio Brown.

Central Michigan (8-4, 6-2 Mid-American Conference), riding a four-game winning streak, it's best since 2012, was down 17-0 at the half with just four first downs and 35 yards of total offense. But Morris found Mark Chapman for a 56-yard touchdown and after a field goal, hit Jonathan West for four yards to tie the game with 1:19 left in the third quarter. The Chippewas had 351 yards I the second half.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: M. Childers1440
Passing TDs: M. Childers15
Rushing Yards: J. Huff740
Rushing TDs: M. Childers5
Receiving Yards: S. Tears461
Receiving TDs: S. Wimann7
Interceptions: J. Johnson5
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 vs. Boston College L 20 - 23
9/9 vs. Eastern Illinois W 38 - 10
9/16 at Nebraska W 21 - 17
9/30 at 19 San Diego State L 28 - 34
10/7 vs. Kent State W 24 - 3
10/14 at Buffalo W 14 - 13
10/21 at Bowling Green W 48 - 17
10/26 vs. Eastern Michigan W 30 - 27
11/2 at Toledo L 17 - 27
11/9 vs. Ball State W 63 - 17
11/15 vs. Western Michigan W 35 - 31
11/24 at Central Michigan L 24 - 31
Mid-American
East
  Conference Overall
Akron 6-2 7-5
Ohio 5-3 8-4
Miami (OH) 4-4 5-7
Buffalo 4-4 6-6
Bowling Green 2-6 2-10
Kent State 1-7 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
Toledo 7-1 10-2
Central Michigan 6-2 8-4
Northern Illinois 6-2 8-4
Western Michigan 4-4 6-6
Eastern Michigan 3-5 5-7
Ball State 0-8 2-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4612 (52)
Passing Yards: 2365 (71)
Rushing Yards: 2247 (29)
Points per game: 30.2 (49)
Yards per game: 384.3 (75)
Touchdowns: 41 (41)
Field Goals: 9 (91)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3936 (36)
Passing Yards: 2589 (73)
Rushing Yards: 1347 (23)
Points per game: 20.8 (27)
Yards per game: 328.0 (20)
Touchdowns: 25 (23)
Field Goals: 18 (108)
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