Nov. 9, 2010
Final Stats |
Northern Illinois 65, Toledo 30
Brigham Field | Huskie Stadium
November 9, 2010
Post Game Notes
With a 65-30 victory over Toledo, the Huskies extended their winning streak to seven games to remain undefeated in conference play. The seven-game winning streak is NIU's longest streak since the 2003 season when the team opened the season with seven consecutive wins.
The Huskies improved to 6-0 in MAC play with the victory. The last time the Huskies' opened a conference season 6-0 was in 2004, when NIU achieved a six-game winning streak against MAC opponents from Sept. 24 to Oct. 30.
Under head coach Jerry Kill, the Huskies are a perfect 20-0 when they rush for 200 or more yards in a game, including an 8-0 mark in 2010.
The Huskies' 65 points against the Rockets rank fifth in NIU Records for most points by NIU in a game. The last time the Huskies scored more than 65 points was in a 73-10 victory over Buffalo on Oct. 28, 2000.
With 65 points, the Huskies recorded their largest amount of points against Toledo in program history. The sum ranks second all-time in NIU history for most points against a MAC opponent, with the Huskies' largest scoring margin coming off a 73-10 victory over Buffalo on Oct. 28, 2000.
With a combined 95 points, the Huskies tied the second place mark for most points in a game. Today's contest against Toledo was the first time the Huskies have seen 95 combined points in a game since NIU's 67-28 loss at Oregon State on Nov. 16, 1991. The most combined points recorded in a modern-era game was 97 in the Huskies' 59-38 victory over Western Michigan on Oct. 23, 2004.
The Huskies' nine touchdowns tie for third most touchdowns in a game all-time. With 28 points in the third quarter NIU tied for second all-time for most points in a quarter versus a MAC opponent. The Huskies' 37 points in the second half tie for sixth all-time against MAC competition and rank tied for seventh all-time in NIU history.
The Huskies totaled a season-high 422 rushing yards en route to a season-high 584 yards of total offense against Toledo. NIU's 422 rushing yards rank 11th in NIU history, while the Huskies 584 yards of total offense ranks ninth all-time.
With 311 yards of total offense against the Rockets, Chandler Harnish passed the 6,000-yard mark for total offense in a career. Harnish has earned 6,275 yards of total offense to rank third in the Huskie record books, passing Marshall Taylor who recorded 6,138 total yards of offense. Harnish sits behind George Bork (6,402) and Chris Finlen (6,778).
Chandler Harnish rushed for a career-long 69-yard run, while totaling 149 yards on 13 carries against Toledo. Harnish's 149 rushing yards marks his third 100-yard game this season and the fifth of his career.
Chandler Harnish has now totaled a career-high 708 yards on 108 carries this season. With 1,476 career rushing yards on 315 carries, the yardage places him 25th all-time at NIU in career rushing yards.
Chad Spann tied his career-high with three rushing touchdowns, scoring his 15th rushing TD of the season and 42nd rushing touchdown of his career. Spann's 15 touchdowns place him ninth all-time at NIU for rushing touchdowns in a single season. Spann ranks third all-time at NIU in rushing touchdowns behind Garrett Wolfe (52) and Michael Turner (43).
Chad Spann's touchdowns continue a nine-game streak of at least one touchdown in each of the Huskies' last nine games. Spann has at least one rushing touchdown in 15 of the Huskies' last 17 games, dating back to last season's game against Miami (Oct. 24).
Akeem Daniels recorded his second and third career touchdowns. His first touchdown of the night came on a 12-yard run in the first quarter, with his second coming off a career-long 50-yard run in the third quarter. His first career touchdown came on a nine-yard run against Temple on Oct. 9.
Nathan Palmer caught a 33-yard touchdown pass to find the endzone for the second-consecutive game after recording a nine-yard touchdown against Western Michigan on Oct. 30. Palmer's touchdown was his fourth of the season and seventh of his career.
Tommy Davis tied the NIU career record for kickoff return touchdowns with an 83-yard kickoff return touchdown. Davis also scored on an 86-yard kickoff return against Eastern Michigan on Nov. 5, 2009.
Jasmin Hopkins saw a career first when he scored his first collegiate touchdown on a career-long 55-yard run in the fourth quarter.