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Eagles Fall 18-12 Against Northern Illinois - Game Recap

Eagles Fall 18-12 Against Northern Illinois - Game Recap

Chandler Harnish tore up the turf for 148 rushing yards on Friday to lead the Huskies to a 18-12 win over the Eagles at Huskie Stadium.

Northern Illinois won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 17.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 63.5.

Chandler Harnish completed 9 of 19 pass attempts for 98 yards for the Huskies in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Alex Gillett rushed for 67 yards for Eastern Michigan, while Dominique Sherrer added 43 yards. Alex Gillett threw for 147 yards for the Eagles, while receivers Nick Olds and Tyreese Russell had 50 and 42 yards respectively.

Northern Illinois outgained Eastern Michigan 286-280 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 18-11 by the Eagles.

Northern Illinois lost the time of possession battle 33:40/26:20, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.