RedHawks Down Northern Illinois 26-21 - Match Report
Austin Boucher sliced and diced the Huskies defense for 333 yards as Miami (Ohio) handed Northern Illinois a 26-21 defeat on Friday at Ford Field.
Miami (Ohio) won on the scoreboard, and at the pay window as they covered the 18.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 55.5.
Thomas Merriweather rushed for 85 yards, while Tracy Woods added 26 yards in the win. Armand Robinson and Nick Harwell added 176 and 66 receiving yards respectively.
Chad Spann rushed for 54 yards for Northern Illinois, while Jordan Lynch added 26 yards. Chandler Harnish threw for 281 yards for the Huskies, while receivers Martel Moore and Willie Clark had 110 and 70 yards respectively.
Miami (Ohio) outgained Northern Illinois 432-373 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 19-18 by the RedHawks.
The time of possession battle favored Miami (Ohio) as their offense was on the field for 33:30, longer than the 26:30 of their opponents.