Oct. 13, 2010
Final Stats |
NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOTBALL 2010
NIU vs. Temple - Oct. 9, 2010
DeKalb, Ill. - Huskie Stadium
NIU POST-GAME NOTES
Halfway through the 2010 regular season, Northern Illinois is 4-2 with a 2-0 record in the Mid-American Conference. The Huskies are 2-0 in the MAC for the first time since 2008. NIU is 4-2 through six games for the first time since 2006.
Senior tailback Chad Spann recorded his seventh career 100-yard rushing day with exactly 100 yards on 24 carries Saturday. Spann has reached or passed the 100-yard mark three times this season.
Spann also added to his career touchdowns total with a six-yard score. He has six rushing touchdowns this year to give him 33 rushing TDs (and 34 total scores) for his career. Spann took over sole possession of fourth-place on the NIU charts for both career rushing touchdowns and career touchdowns. He had been in a tie with Mark Kellar at both spots. Spann also surpassed Kellar and took eighth place on NIU's all-time scoring chart (204 points).
Chandler Harnish completed 80 percent of his passes for the second straight week as he hit 20-of-25 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns. Harnish surpassed the 4,000-yard mark for career passing, becoming the sixth Huskie to achieve the feat. He now has 4,125 career passing yards to rank sixth at NIU all-time. Harnish also surpassed the 5,000-yard mark in career total offense and is only the sixth NIU player to pass that mark. He has 5,275 yards of total offense in 2 ½ seasons to rank fifth all-time at NIU as he passed Garrett Wolfe on Saturday.
Harnish threw his seventh and eighth touchdown passes of the year Saturday. He is eighth all-time at NIU in career touchdown passes with 27.
In NIU's last two games, Chandler Harnish has completed 36-of-45 passes for 492 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. He has completed 80 percent of his passes.
Freshman Akeem Daniels
scored his first career touchdown on his first career carry with a nine-yard tote in the first quarter.
Landon Cox caught his second touchdown pass of the season and the seventh of his career late in the second quarter. Cox' previous TD pass this year came in the Illinois game.
Willie Clark's five catches for 62 yards marked a career high in both categories for the Huskie junior wide receiver. Clark's previous career best in catches was three (multiple times) and his career best in receiving yards was 52 versus Western Illinois last year.
Nathan Palmer tied his career high with four catches and it is the most catches for the NIU junior in two seasons, since the Tennessee game in 2008.
Kicker Michael Cklamovski extended his consecutive field goals streak to seven with a 28-yard three on Saturday. Cklamovski missed a pair of field goals in the season opener at Iowa State, was replaced as the kicker versus North Dakota and began his current streak versus Illinois with a 48-yarder.
NIU set season highs for rushing attempts (50) and possession time (38:10) while converting on 11-of-16 third downs Saturday.
Northern Illinois converted 11-of-16 third downs on Saturday after making good on 10-of-14 third-down tries last week at Akron.