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Recap - Huskies Defeat Fresno State 40-17

Chandler Harnish sliced and diced the Bulldogs defense for 300 yards as Northern Illinois handed Fresno State a 40-17 defeat on Saturday at Bronco Stadium.

The Huskies were a 1.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 56.5.

Chad Spann rushed for 95 yards, while Chandler Harnish added 72 yards in the win. Willie Clark and Martel Moore added 88 and 88 receiving yards respectively.

Jalen Saunders rushed for 58 yards for Fresno State, while Robbie Rouse added 32 yards. Ryan Colburn threw for 288 yards for the Bulldogs, while receivers Jamel Hamler and A.J. Johnson had 87 and 44 yards respectively.

Northern Illinois outgained Fresno State 503-362 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 26-22 by the Bulldogs.

Northern Illinois lost the time of possession battle 35:53/24:07, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.