N. Illinois 51, W. Michigan 22

Northern Illinois rushed for 494 yards and six touchdowns

Saturday en route to a 51-22 victory over Western Michigan.

The Huskies (4-3, 2-1 Mid-American) trailed 15-13 at halftime

before scoring 38 unanswered points.

Quarterback Chandler Harnish rushed for 229 yards on 14 carries;

Jordan Lynch added 113 yards on 10 carries, including a 66-yard

touchdown in the fourth quarter; Jasmin Hopkins had 91 yards and

three TDs; and Akeem Daniels added two more scores on the


Harnish added 203 yards on 14 of 27 passing as Northern Illinois

finished with 697 yards of offense.

Western Michigan (4-3, 2-1) led early after getting a 16-yard

touchdown pass from Alex Carder to Chleb Ravenell, a pair of field

goals from John Potter and a safety. Carder was 25 of 43 for 194

yards, and backup Tyler VanTubbergen added a late touchdown