Northern Illinois Defeats North Dakota 23-17 - Recap
Chandler Harnish ran for 178 yards as Northern Illinois handled North Dakota by a score of 23-17 on Saturday at Huskie Stadium.
Northern Illinois won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 25-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 47.5.
Chandler Harnish completed 14 of 25 pass attempts for 146 yards for the Huskies in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Fighting Sioux defense.
Jake Landry rushed for 26 yards for North Dakota, while Josh Murray added 25 yards. Jake Landry threw for 267 yards for the Fighting Sioux, while receivers Greg Hardin and Seth Wisthoff had 171 and 23 yards respectively.
Northern Illinois outgained North Dakota 510-334 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-15 by the Huskies.
The time of possession battle favored Northern Illinois as their offense was on the field for 35:03, longer than the 24:57 of their opponents.