FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd 4th T
Utah State  3 3 7 8
21
24 Northern Illinois 0 7 0 7
14
Poinsettia Bowl
Qualcomm Stadium - San Diego

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1st Quarter
Utah State ball, 14:52
Kick Off Northern Illinois kicks off. Glover-Wright returns 19 yards to the UtahSt22.
1st-10-UtahSt23 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 0 yards.
2nd-10-UtahSt23 Rush Natson rush for 2 yards to the UtahSt25.
3rd-8-UtahSt25 Pass Garretson pass completion to the right to Butler for 9 yards to the UtahSt34.
1st-10-UtahSt34 Incomplete Pass Garretson incomplete pass to the right.
2nd-10-UtahSt34 Pass Garretson pass completion to the left to Butler for 6 yards to the UtahSt40.
3rd-4-UtahSt40 Incomplete Pass Garretson incomplete pass to the right.
4th-4-UtahSt40 Punt Bentrude punts. No return. Ball on NIU1.
Northern Illinois ball, 12:23
1st-10-NIU1 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the right.
2nd-10-NIU2 Rush Lynch rush middle for 1 yard to the NIU3.
3rd-9-NIU4 Pass Lynch pass completion to the right to Lewis for 8 yards to the NIU12.
4th-1-NIU12 Punt Wedel punts. No return. Ball on NIU29.
Utah State ball, 11:22
1st-10-NIU29 Rush Natson rush for -6 yards to the NIU35.
2nd-16-NIU35 Incomplete Pass Garretson incomplete pass to the right.
Timeout Utah State time out.
3rd-16-NIU35 Incomplete Pass Garretson incomplete pass to the left.
4th-16-NIU35 52 yard field goal attempt by Thompson is NO GOOD.
Northern Illinois ball, 10:46
1st-10-NIU35 Pass Lynch pass completion to the right to Lewis for 11 yards to the NIU46.
1st-10-NIU46 Fumbles Lynch rush middle for 2 yards to the NIU48. Lynch fumbles, Suite of Utah State recovers and returns 0 yards.
Utah State ball, 10:19
1st-10-NIU46 Pass Garretson pass completion to the middle to Houston for 11 yards to the NIU35.
1st-10-NIU35 Rush Natson rush for 3 yards to the NIU32.
2nd-7-NIU32 Sack Garretson sacked by Meehan for -3 yards to the NIU35.
3rd-10-NIU35 Fumbles Garretson pass completion to the middle to Butler for 10 yards to the NIU25. Butler fumbles, Johnson of Utah State recovers and returns 0 yards.
1st-10-NIU21 Rush Marshall rush middle for 3 yards to the NIU18.
2nd-7-NIU18 Incomplete Pass Garretson incomplete pass to the right.
3rd-7-NIU18 Pass Garretson pass completion to the middle to Andersen for 4 yards to the NIU14.
4th-3-NIU14 Field Goal Diaz 31 yard FIELD GOAL.
Northern Illinois ball, 6:56
Kick Off Utah State kicks off. Touchback. Ball on NIU25.
1st-10-NIU25 Pass Lynch pass completion to the right to Spencer for 10 yards to the NIU35.
1st-10-NIU35 Pass Lynch pass completion to the right to Brescacin for 5 yards to the NIU40.
2nd-5-NIU40 Rush Lewis rush for -3 yards to the NIU37.
3rd-8-NIU37 Pass Lynch pass completion to the left to Eakes for 12 yards to the NIU49.
1st-10-NIU49 Rush Lewis rush for 3 yards to the UtahSt48.
2nd-7-UtahSt48 Pass Lynch pass completion to the left to Eakes for 6 yards to the UtahSt42.
3rd-1-UtahSt42 Rush Lynch rush middle for 3 yards to the UtahSt39.
1st-10-UtahSt39 Rush Stingily rush for 5 yards to the UtahSt34.
2nd-5-UtahSt34 Rush Stingily rush middle for 4 yards to the UtahSt30.
3rd-1-UtahSt30 Rush Brown rush for 5 yards to the UtahSt25.
1st-10-UtahSt25 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the right.
2nd-10-UtahSt25 Penalty Northern Illinois penalized -15 yards.
2nd-25-UtahSt40 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the middle.
3rd-25-UtahSt40 Pass Lynch pass completion to the middle to Brown for 20 yards to the UtahSt20.
4th-5-UtahSt20 37 yard field goal attempt by Sims is NO GOOD.
Utah State ball, 1:43
1st-10-UtahSt20 Rush DeMartino rush for 2 yards to the UtahSt22.
2nd-8-UtahSt22 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 58 yards to the NIU20.
1st-10-NIU20 Penalty Utah State penalized -5 yards.
1st-15-NIU25 Rush Marshall rush for -1 yard to the NIU26.
2nd Quarter
Utah State ball, 15:00
2nd-16-NIU26 Incomplete Pass Garretson incomplete pass to the middle.
3rd-16-NIU26 Pass Garretson pass completion to the left to Natson for 4 yards to the NIU22.
4th-12-NIU22 Field Goal Diaz 39 yard FIELD GOAL.
Northern Illinois ball, 14:04
Kick Off Utah State kicks off. Logan returns 20 yards to the NIU22.
1st-10-NIU22 Rush Lynch rush middle for 4 yards to the NIU26.
2nd-6-NIU26 Pass Lynch pass completion to the left to Brown for 12 yards to the NIU38.
1st-10-NIU38 Pass Lynch pass completion to the right to Lewis for 15 yards to the UtahSt47.
1st-10-UtahSt47 Pass Lynch pass completion to the left to Maxwell for 6 yards to the UtahSt41.
2nd-4-UtahSt41 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the left.
Timeout Utah State time out.
3rd-4-UtahSt41 Rush Stingily rush middle for 6 yards to the UtahSt35.
1st-10-UtahSt35 Rush Brown rush for 1 yard to the UtahSt34.
2nd-9-UtahSt34 Pass Lynch pass completion to the left to Lewis for 10 yards to the UtahSt24.
1st-10-UtahSt24 Rush Stingily rush middle for 7 yards to the UtahSt17.
2nd-3-UtahSt17 Rush Stingily rush middle for 2 yards to the UtahSt15.
3rd-1-UtahSt15 Rush Stingily rush middle for 2 yards to the UtahSt13.
1st-10-UtahSt13 Rush Lynch rush middle for 4 yards to the UtahSt9.
2nd-6-UtahSt9 Rush Stingily rush middle for 2 yards to the UtahSt7.
3rd-4-UtahSt7 Rush Lynch rush middle for 6 yards to the UtahSt1.
1st-1-UtahSt1 Rush Lynch rush middle for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
Extra Point Made Sims PAT - GOOD.
UtahSt 6 NIU 7
Utah State ball, 8:11
Penalty Northern Illinois kicks off. Glover-Wright returns 16 yards to the UtahSt18. Northern Illinois penalized 15 yards.
1st-10-UtahSt35 Rush DeMartino rush for 7 yards to the UtahSt42.
2nd-3-UtahSt42 Rush DeMartino rush for 3 yards to the UtahSt45.
1st-10-UtahSt45 Rush Natson rush middle for 2 yards to the UtahSt47.
2nd-8-UtahSt47 Incomplete Pass Garretson incomplete pass to the left.
3rd-8-UtahSt47 Pass Garretson pass completion to the right to Marshall for 4 yards to the NIU49.
4th-4-NIU49 Punt Bentrude punts. Touchback. Ball on NIU20.
Northern Illinois ball, 5:40
1st-10-NIU20 Rush Lynch rush middle for 7 yards to the NIU27.
2nd-3-NIU27 Pass Lynch pass completion to the right to Stingily for 6 yards to the NIU33.
1st-10-NIU33 Rush Stingily rush for 0 yards.
2nd-10-NIU33 Pass Lynch pass completion to the middle to Eakes for 11 yards to the NIU44.
1st-10-NIU44 Penalty Northern Illinois penalized -10 yards.
1st-20-NIU34 Rush Stingily rush middle for 9 yards to the NIU43.
2nd-11-NIU43 Pass Lynch pass completion to the left to Brown for 24 yards to the UtahSt33.
1st-10-UtahSt33 Rush Lynch rush for 1 yard to the UtahSt32.
2nd-9-UtahSt32 Rush Spencer rush middle for 6 yards to the UtahSt26.
3rd-3-UtahSt26 Rush Stingily rush middle for 0 yards.
Timeout Northern Illinois time out.
4th-3-UtahSt26 Rush Lynch rush middle for 1 yard to the UtahSt25.
Utah State ball, 0:42
1st-10-UtahSt25 Pass Garretson pass completion to the right to Butler for 5 yards to the UtahSt30.
2nd-5-UtahSt30 Pass Garretson pass completion to the left to Natson for 5 yards to the UtahSt35.
1st-10-UtahSt35 Sack Garretson sacked by Ford for -2 yards to the UtahSt33.
Timeout Utah State time out.
2nd-12-UtahSt33 Sack Garretson sacked by Ford for -8 yards to the UtahSt25.
Timeout Northern Illinois time out.
3rd-20-UtahSt25 Rush TEAM rush middle for -9 yards to the UtahSt16.
3rd Quarter
Northern Illinois ball, 14:50
Kick Off Utah State kicks off. Logan returns 17 yards to the NIU18.
1st-10-NIU18 Pass Lynch pass to the right intercepted by Suite. No return.
Utah State ball, 14:50
1st-10-NIU31 Rush Garretson rush middle for 1 yard to the NIU30.
2nd-9-NIU30 Pass Garretson pass completion to the left to Van Leeuwen for 10 yards to the NIU20.
1st-10-NIU20 Incomplete Pass Garretson incomplete pass to the right.
2nd-10-NIU20 Rush DeMartino rush for 0 yards.
3rd-10-NIU20 Pass Garretson pass completion to the left to Van Leeuwen for 13 yards to the NIU7.
1st-7-NIU7 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 2 yards to the NIU5.
2nd-5-NIU5 Pass Garretson pass completion to the left to Swindall for 5 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
Extra Point Made Diaz PAT - GOOD.
UtahSt 13 NIU 7
Northern Illinois ball, 11:51
Kick Off Utah State kicks off. Turner returns 22 yards to the NIU22.
1st-10-NIU22 Rush Spencer rush for 0 yards.
2nd-10-NIU22 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the left.
3rd-10-NIU22 Sack Lynch sacked by Vigil for -8 yards to the NIU14.
4th-18-NIU14 Punt Wedel punts. No return. Ball on UtahSt35.
Utah State ball, 10:32
1st-10-UtahSt35 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 9 yards to the UtahSt44.
2nd-1-UtahSt44 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 4 yards to the UtahSt48.
1st-10-UtahSt48 Rush Garretson rush for 6 yards to the NIU46.
2nd-4-NIU46 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 2 yards to the NIU44.
3rd-2-NIU44 Rush DeMartino rush middle for -1 yard to the NIU45.
4th-3-NIU45 Punt Bentrude punts. No return. Ball on NIU14.
Northern Illinois ball, 7:24
1st-10-NIU14 Pass Lynch pass completion to the right to Lewis for 2 yards to the NIU16.
2nd-8-NIU16 Rush Lynch rush middle for 4 yards to the NIU20.
3rd-4-NIU20 Rush Lynch rush middle for 0 yards.
4th-4-NIU20 Punt Wedel punts. No return. Ball on UtahSt40.
Utah State ball, 5:31
1st-10-UtahSt40 Rush Natson rush for 1 yard to the UtahSt41.
2nd-9-UtahSt41 Pass Garretson pass completion to the left to Swindall for 11 yards to the NIU48.
1st-10-NIU48 Incomplete Pass Garretson incomplete pass to the middle.
2nd-10-NIU48 Rush Marshall rush middle for 4 yards to the NIU44.
3rd-6-NIU44 Pass Garretson pass completion to the right to Swindall for 5 yards to the NIU39.
4th-1-NIU39 Rush Marshall rush for 24 yards to the NIU15.
1st-10-NIU15 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 3 yards to the NIU12.
2nd-7-NIU12 Pass Garretson pass to the middle intercepted by Ward and returned 15 yards.
Northern Illinois ball, 2:12
1st-10-NIU15 Rush Stingily rush middle for 0 yards.
2nd-10-NIU15 Rush Lynch rush middle for 1 yard to the NIU16.
3rd-9-NIU16 Rush Lynch rush middle for 8 yards to the NIU24.
4th-1-NIU24 Penalty Northern Illinois penalized -5 yards.
4th-6-NIU19 Rush Maxwell rush middle for 8 yards to the NIU27.
4th Quarter
Northern Illinois ball, 15:00
1st-10-NIU27 Pass Lynch pass completion to the right to Brown for 8 yards to the NIU35.
2nd-2-NIU35 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the left.
3rd-2-NIU35 Rush Brown rush for -1 yard to the NIU34.
4th-3-NIU34 Punt Wedel punts. No return. Ball on UtahSt30.
Utah State ball, 13:53
1st-10-UtahSt30 Penalty Utah State penalized -15 yards.
1st-25-UtahSt15 Pass Garretson pass completion to the right to Natson for 2 yards to the UtahSt17.
2nd-23-UtahSt17 Rush Garretson rush middle for 0 yards.
3rd-23-UtahSt17 Pass Garretson pass to the middle intercepted by Bishop. No return.
Northern Illinois ball, 12:22
1st-10-UtahSt13 Rush Turner rush for 1 yard to the UtahSt12.
2nd-9-UtahSt12 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the left.
3rd-9-UtahSt12 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the middle.
4th-9-UtahSt12 29 yard field goal attempt by Sims is NO GOOD.
Utah State ball, 11:33
1st-10-UtahSt20 Rush DeMartino rush for 3 yards to the UtahSt23.
2nd-7-UtahSt23 Rush DeMartino rush for 8 yards to the UtahSt31.
1st-10-UtahSt32 Incomplete Pass Garretson incomplete pass to the left.
2nd-10-UtahSt32 Rush DeMartino rush for 5 yards to the UtahSt37.
3rd-5-UtahSt36 Pass Garretson pass completion to the left to Swindall for 7 yards to the UtahSt43.
1st-10-UtahSt43 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 12 yards to the NIU45.
1st-10-NIU45 Rush DeMartino rush for 4 yards to the NIU41.
2nd-6-NIU41 Rush Marshall rush for 10 yards to the NIU31.
1st-10-NIU31 Rush Marshall rush middle for -2 yards to the NIU33.
2nd-12-NIU33 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 6 yards to the NIU27.
3rd-6-NIU27 Pass Garretson pass completion to the left to DeMartino for 8 yards to the NIU19.
1st-10-NIU19 Rush Glover-Wright rush middle for 4 yards to the NIU15.
Timeout Northern Illinois time out.
2nd-6-NIU15 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 5 yards to the NIU10.
3rd-1-NIU10 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 7 yards to the NIU3.
Timeout Northern Illinois time out.
1st-3-NIU3 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 0 yards.
Timeout Northern Illinois time out.
2nd-3-NIU3 Rush DeMartino rush middle for 2 yards to the NIU1.
3rd-1-NIU1 Rush DeMartino rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
Timeout Utah State time out.
Pass Garretson two point pass to Natson is GOOD.
UtahSt 21 NIU 7
Northern Illinois ball, 4:07
Kick Off Utah State kicks off. Logan returns 40 yards to the NIU42.
1st-10-NIU43 Sack Lynch sacked by Williams for -5 yards to the NIU38.
2nd-15-NIU38 Pass Lynch pass completion to the left to Maxwell for 17 yards to the UtahSt45.
1st-10-UtahSt45 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the middle.
2nd-10-UtahSt45 Pass Lynch pass completion to the right to Brescacin for 9 yards to the UtahSt36.
3rd-1-UtahSt36 Rush Lynch rush middle for 4 yards to the UtahSt32.
1st-10-UtahSt32 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the left.
2nd-10-UtahSt32 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the right.
3rd-10-UtahSt32 Pass Lynch pass completion to the right to Lewis for 9 yards to the UtahSt23.
4th-1-UtahSt23 Rush Lynch rush middle for 8 yards to the UtahSt15.
1st-10-UtahSt15 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the left.
2nd-10-UtahSt15 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the left.
3rd-10-UtahSt15 Incomplete Pass Lynch incomplete pass to the left.
4th-10-UtahSt15 Pass Lynch pass completion to the left to Brescacin for 15 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
Extra Point Made Sims PAT - GOOD.
UtahSt 21 NIU 14
Timeout Utah State time out.
Onside kick. Swindall returns -1 yard to the 50.
Utah State ball, 1:40
1st-10-NIU49 Rush TEAM rush middle for -2 yards to the UtahSt49.
2nd-12-UtahSt49 Rush TEAM rush middle for -2 yards to the UtahSt47.
3rd-14-UtahSt47 Rush TEAM rush for -1 yard to the UtahSt46.
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