GAMEDAY College Football

Northwestern 24, Indiana State 6

Associated Press

EVANSTON, Ill. - Evan Hull ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns and Northwestern beat Indiana State 24-6.

Hull led the way for a Wildcats rushing unit that surpassed last week's 117 total yards against Michigan State at the half and finished with 209. He ran for 51 yards on the team's opening drive and capped it with a 3-yard touchdown run.

The Wildcats (1-1) never trailed, stopping the Sycamores (1-1) in the first matchup between the two programs.

After throwing for 283 yards against Michigan State, Hunter Johnson finished with 51 yards passing with a touchdown. The senior completed 6 of 12 passes in his second start as the Wildcat starter.

Freshman Anthony Tyus III rushed for 71 yards for Northwestern, which outgained Indiana State 275-169 in total yards and 209-91 in rushing.

Indiana State's Anthony Thompson passed for 132 yards and a touchdown, completing 21 of 34 passes in his second start for Indiana State after transferring from Northern Illinois.

Matt Sora rushed for 13 yards to lead the Sycamores.

The Wildcats went 92 yards and scored on a Johnson 25-yard pass to Malik Washington to make it 14-0 with a few minutes left in the first quarter.

Brandon Joseph energized Northwestern to start the second half. The returner ran it back 46 yards on a punt that set up a 47-yard field goal. Joseph returned the next punt 50 yards.

Hull added his second touchdown in the middle of the fourth when he scored on a 13-yard run to make it 24-0.

Indiana State got on the board late when Thompson completed a 9-yard pass to Zach Larkin.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter InStNW
NW TD 9:48 Evan Hull 3 yd run (Charlie Kuhbander kick) 0 7
NW TD 1:42 Malik Washington 25 yd pass from Hunter Johnson (Charlie Kuhbander kick) 0 14
Third Quarter InStNW
NW FG 12:17 Charlie Kuhbander 47 yd FG 0 17
Fourth Quarter InStNW
NW TD 7:37 Evan Hull 13 yd run (Charlie Kuhbander kick) 0 24
InSt TD 3:32 Zach Larkin 9 yd pass from Anthony Thompson (failed 2pt rush) 6 24
Team Stats
  Indiana State Northwestern
First downs 12 18
  Rushing 1 15
  Passing 9 3
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 4-15, 27% 5-13, 38%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 22-31 46-209
Passing Yards 138 66
Return Yards 58 166
Completions-Attempts-Int 22-35-0 9-16-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--18 2--17
Punts 9 4
Punts-Average 40.9 43.8
Fumbles Lost 2-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 2-15 5-55
Time of Possession 30:22 29:38
Indiana State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Thompson 21 34 132 1 0
K. Wilderman 1 1 6 0 0
Northwestern Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Johnson 9 16 66 1 1
Indiana State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Sora 3 13 4.3 0
P. Kerlegrand 8 10 1.3 0
Z. Larkin 1 8 8.0 0
J. Dinka 2 6 3.0 0
M. Haupert 1 0 0.0 0
A. Thompson 6 -4 -0.7 0
Northwestern Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
E. Hull 22 126 5.7 2
A. Tyus III 10 71 7.1 0
A. Clair 3 22 7.3 0
H. Johnson 9 2 0.2 0
M. Washington 1 -10 -10.0 0
Indiana State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Morgan 9 41 4.6 0
M. Haupert 5 33 6.6 0
P. McClurge 3 26 8.7 0
M. Sora 1 17 17.0 0
Z. Larkin 2 15 7.5 1
H. Woodcock 1 4 4.0 0
D. Hendrix 1 2 2.0 0
Northwestern Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Washington 2 27 13.5 1
S. Robinson Jr. 4 16 4.0 0
B. Kirtz 1 13 13.0 0
T. Pugh 2 10 5.0 0
Indiana State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Hambright 1 0
Northwestern Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Indiana State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Reiner 9 368 40.9
Northwestern Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Adams 4 175 43.8
Indiana State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Haupert 1 2 2.0
Northwestern Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Joseph 2 111 55.5
R. Niro III 2 55 27.5
Indiana State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Haupert 3 56 18.7
Northwestern Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Indiana State Missed FG
Player Length
Northwestern Missed FG
Player Length




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