Northern Illinois vs Minnesota Recap - Huskies Win 34-23
|Northern Illinois vs Minnesota Recap - Huskies Win 34-23|
Minnesota was unable to contain Chad Spann on Saturday and the result was a 34-23 Week 4 loss against the Huskies.
Northern Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 49.5.
Chandler Harnish completed 11 of 17 pass attempts for 81 yards for the Huskies in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Duane Bennett rushed for 74 yards for Minnesota, while Donnell Kirkwood added 17 yards. Adam Weber threw for 373 yards for the Golden Gophers, while receivers MarQueis Gray and Eric Lair had 117 and 94 yards respectively.
Minnesota outgained Northern Illinois 470-378 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-12 by the Golden Gophers.
The time of possession battle favored Minnesota as their offense was on the field for 36:43, longer than the 23:17 of their opponents.
Next game, Northern Illinois takes its act on the road to face Akron looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Northwestern.