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Northern Illinois 39, Eastern Michigan 10

Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Minn. - Harrison Waylee ran for 158 yards and a touchdown, Antario Brown added two TD runs and Northern Illinois beat Eastern Michigan 39-10.

NIU's 295-pound lineman James Ester opened the scoring by batting a pass into the air and jumping to secure it in the end zone. Brown broke loose for a 47-yard touchdown six minutes later and then added a 6-yard score that stretched the Huskies' lead to 29-10 late in the third.

Brown finished with 86 yards on 17 carries for Northern Illinois (2-5, 1-2 Mid-American Conference). Waylee had a 76-yard touchdown run that capped the scoring with 7:14 to play.

Taylor Powell was 11-of-23 passing and threw a touchdown and interception for Eastern Michigan (4-3, 1-2).

The Huskies have a 35-16-2 advantage in the series and are 21-4 against the Eagles since 1998.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NIUEastMi
NIU TD 10:49 James Ester 0 yd interception return (John Richardson kick) 7 0
EastMi TD 10:34 Andreas Paaske 75 yd pass from Taylor Powell (Jesus Gomez kick) 7 7
NIU TD 4:03 Antario Brown 47 yd run (John Richardson kick) 14 7
Second Quarter NIUEastMi
NIU FG 14:03 John Richardson 41 yd FG 17 7
NIU FG 0:06 John Richardson 39 yd FG 20 7
Third Quarter NIUEastMi
EastMi FG 10:42 Jesus Gomez 46 yd FG 20 10
NIU FG 4:56 John Richardson 28 yd FG 23 10
NIU TD 0:48 Antario Brown 6 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 29 10
Fourth Quarter NIUEastMi
NIU FG 11:18 John Richardson 33 yd FG 32 10
NIU TD 7:14 Harrison Waylee 76 yd run (John Richardson kick) 39 10
Team Stats
  Northern Illinois Eastern Michigan
First downs 19 10
  Rushing 12 5
  Passing 5 5
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 9-16, 56% 2-13, 15%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-3, 33%
Rushes-Yards 49-287 27-29
Passing Yards 123 197
Return Yards 53 40
Completions-Attempts-Int 12-16-0 11-23-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--13 5--49
Punts 4 5
Punts-Average 40.3 47.8
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 4-35 6-70
Time of Possession 39:06 20:54
Northern Illinois Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
R. Lombardi 11 15 115 0 0
J. Lynch 1 1 8 0 0
Eastern Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Powell 11 23 197 1 1
Northern Illinois Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
H. Waylee 16 158 9.9 1
A. Brown 17 86 5.1 2
J. Lynch 8 38 4.8 0
M. Blakemore 6 18 3.0 0
R. Lombardi 2 -13 -6.5 0
Eastern Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Jackson 16 60 3.8 0
D. Boone Jr. 2 14 7.0 0
S. Evans 4 4 1.0 0
T. Powell 5 -49 -9.8 0
Northern Illinois Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Tucker 5 58 11.6 0
K. Rutkiewicz 3 42 14.0 0
S. Thornton 2 11 5.5 0
M. Blakemore 1 6 6.0 0
H. Waylee 1 6 6.0 0
Eastern Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Paaske 1 75 75.0 1
D. Drummond 3 60 20.0 0
J. Jackson 2 48 24.0 0
G. Oakes 1 14 14.0 0
H. Beydoun 3 2 .7 0
T. Knue 1 -2 -2.0 0
Northern Illinois Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Ester 1 0
Eastern Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Northern Illinois Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Foley 4 161 40.3
Eastern Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Tomasek 5 239 47.8
Northern Illinois Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Tucker 1 3 3.0
Eastern Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Northern Illinois Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Blakemore 2 43 21.5
N. Rattin 1 7 7.0
Eastern Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Jackson-Anderson 4 10 2.5
H. Beydoun 2 13 6.5
J. Jackson 1 17 17.0
Northern Illinois Missed FG
Player Length
Eastern Michigan Missed FG
Player Length
J. Gomez 58




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