Recap: Northern Ill vs. Miami-Ohio
DeKalb, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Drew Hare threw for 185 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 180 yards and two more scores as the Northern Illinois Huskies defeated the Miami-Ohio RedHawks, 51-41, in a Mid-American Conference bout at Huskie Stadium.
Hare connected on 12-of-16 passing for the Huskies (5-2, 2-1 MAC), while Cameron Stingily added 133 rushing yards and one touchdown. Da'Ron Brown contributed 128 receiving yards and a touchdown on four receptions in the win.
As for the RedHawks (1-7, 1-3), Andrew Hendrix threw for 346 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 72 yards and three more scores in the loss. Dawan Scott compiled 62 yards on the ground with one touchdown, while Rokeem Williams added 97 receiving yards and a touchdown.
The Huskies took a 6-0 lead when Jordan Huff ran for a six-yard touchdown with 10 minutes to play in the first quarter. Tyler Wedel's extra point try failed.
The RedHawks would tie the score at 7-6 when Hendrix connected with Williams on a 24-yard touchdown pass with 6:28 left in the first quarter.
Wedel kicked a 28-yard field goal, and then Hare ran 43 yards for a touchdown to push the Huskies to a 16-7 lead with 1:35 left in the first quarter.
Stingily increased the Huskies lead to 16 points with a one-yard touchdown run with just under 11 minutes to play in the half.
The RedHawks answered back when Scott rushed for a six-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 23-14 with just over seven minutes to play in the first half.
The Huskies responded with two touchdowns of their own. Hare threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Brown, then three minutes later Aregeros Turner rushed for a one-yard touchdown to push the lead to 37-14 with just under three minutes to play in the half.
Hendrix ended the scoring in the first half with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Sam Martin to cut the lead to 16.
After both teams struggled out of the break, Hendrix kept the RedHawks alive with a four-yard touchdown run to cut the lead to 37-28 with 6:21 left to play in the third quarter.
The Huskies answered early in the fourth quarter, when Anthony Maddie ran for a three-yard touchdown to push the lead to 44-28.
Hendrix capped off a six-play, 78-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown run to cut the lead to 10 with 12:36 left to play in the game, but the two-point try failed. With just over eight minutes to play in the game, Hare rushed for a one-yard touchdown to push the Huskies' lead to 51-34.
Hendrix rushed for a two-yard touchdown with just over two and a half minutes remaining, but that would end the scoring in the contest.
The Huskies outgained their opponent, 433-168, in rushing yards, and 659-514 total offensive yards in the contest.Game Notes