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Northern Illinois vs Minnesota (Aug 30, 2008)
  Scoring Summary  
Scoring Summary (Final)

Northern Illinois (0-1) vs. Minnesota (1-0)

Date: Aug 30, 2008 • Site: Minneapolis, Minn.  • Stadium: Metrodome  •  Attendance: 44029

Score by Quarters  Score 
Northern Illinois   0  10  10  7  27 
Minnesota   7  3  14  7  31 

SCORING SUMMARY   NIU -MINN  
1st  06:03  MINN   Decker 8 yd pass from Weber (Monroe kick) 
         18 plays, 90 yards, TOP 8:57  0 - 7 
2nd  10:45  NIU   ANDERSON, Just. 2 yd run (Salerno, Mike kick) 
         9 plays, 74 yards, TOP 4:54  7 - 7 
  06:02  MINN   Monroe 40 yd field goal 
         7 plays, 26 yards, TOP 2:29  7 - 10 
  00:55  NIU   Salerno, Mike 39 yd field goal 
         4 plays, 5 yards, TOP 1:45  10 - 10 
3rd  11:25  MINN   Simmons,J 53 yd pass from Weber (Monroe kick) 
         3 plays, 64 yards, TOP 1:17  10 - 17 
  08:27  NIU   Salerno, Mike 49 yd field goal 
         8 plays, 40 yards, TOP 2:58  13 - 17 
  08:07  MINN   Bennett 61 yd run (Monroe kick) 
         1 play, 61 yards, TOP 0:20  13 - 24 
  06:59  NIU   PALMER, Nathan 91 yd pass from HARNISH, Chand. (Salerno, Mike kick) 
         3 plays, 91 yards, TOP 1:08  20 - 24 
4th  08:09  NIU   PALMER, Nathan 52 yd pass from HARNISH, Chand. (Salerno, Mike kick) 
         6 plays, 80 yards, TOP 2:03  27 - 24 
  00:22  MINN   Bennett 1 yd run (Monroe kick) 
         10 plays, 74 yards, TOP 4:53  27 - 31 

Kickoff time: 6:03 pm  • End of Game: 9:13  • Total elapsed time: 3:10
Referee: Mike Cannon  •  Umpire: Fred Bryan  •  Linesman: Jeff Meslow  •  Line judge: Rick Kruger  •  Back judge: Steve Thielen  •  Field judge: Matt Kukar  •  Side judge: Jon Lucivansky  • 
Temperature:  • Wind:  • Weather: Indoors
  Team Statistics  
Team Statistics (Final)

 Team Totals  NIU  MINN 
FIRST DOWNS  15  18 
   Rushing 
   Passing  10  12 
   Penalty 
NET YARDS RUSHING  72  127 
   Rushing Attempts  31  31 
   Average Per Rush  2.3  4.1 
   Rushing Touchdowns 
   Yards Gained Rushing  99  155 
   Yards Lost Rushing  27  28 
NET YARDS PASSING  326  298 
   Completions-Attempts-Int  17-30-0  24-37-0 
   Average Per Attempt  10.9  8.1 
   Average Per Completion  19.2  12.4 
   Passing Touchdowns 
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS  398  425 
   Total offense plays  61  68 
   Average Gain Per Play  6.5  6.2 
Fumbles: Number-Lost  1-1  1-1 
Penalties: Number-Yards  2-14  3-20 
PUNTS-YARDS  6-244  6-216 
   Average Yards Per Punt  40.7  36.0 
   Net Yards Per Punt  40.7  27.8 
   Inside 20 
   50+ Yards 
   Touchbacks 
   Fair catch 
KICKOFFS-YARDS  6-370  6-385 
   Average Yards Per Kickoff  61.7  64.2 
   Net Yards Per Kickoff  38.0  48.2 
   Touchbacks 
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD  1-9-0  0-0-0 
   Average Per Return  9.0  0.0 
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD  5-96-0  5-142-0 
   Average Per Return  19.2  28.4 
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-0  0-0-0 
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-0  0-0-0 
Miscellaneous Yards 
Possession Time  29:49  30:11 
   1st Quarter  4:39  10:21 
   2nd Quarter  9:31  5:29 
   3rd Quarter  10:20  4:40 
   4th Quarter  5:19  9:41 
Third-Down Conversions  6 of 14  5 of 14 
Fourth-Down Conversions  0 of 0  2 of 2 
Red-Zone Scores-Chances  1-1  2-2 
Sacks By: Number-Yards  2-20  2-16 
PAT Kicks  3-3  4-4 
Field Goals  2-2  1-1 
  Individual Statistics  
Individual Statistics (Final)

Northern Illinois
  
Minnesota
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
ANDERSON, Just.  13  38  34  12  2.6 
CLANTON, M.   19  17  15  3.4 
Brown, Me'co   12  11  2.8 
HARNISH, Chand.  30  20  10  13  1.2 
Crider, Ricky   0.0 
Totals...  31  99  27  72  15  2.3 
  
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
Bennett   18  98  92  61  5.1 
Weber   12  52  22  30  14  2.5 
Eskridge   5.0 
Totals...  31  155  28  127  61  4.1 
  
  
 
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
HARNISH, Chand.  17-29-0  326  91 
TEAM   0-1-0 
Totals...  17-30-0  326  91 
  
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
Weber   24-37-0  298  53 
Totals...  24-37-0  298  53 
  
 
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Davis, Britt   24  11 
PALMER, Nathan   170  91 
Simon, Matt   49  26 
CUNNINGHAM, R.   35  18 
Crider, Ricky   30  18 
Skarb, Kyle   13 
Cox, Landon  
Totals...  17  326  91 
  
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Decker   10  89  28 
Tow-Arnett,Ni   66  23 
Bennett   25  18 
Simmons,J   77  53 
Spry   25  16 
Kuznia   16  16 
Totals...  24  298  53 
  
 
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
DITTBENNER, A.   244  40.7  46 
Totals...  244  40.7  46 
  
  
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Kucek   216  43.2  54 
TEAM   0.0 
Totals...  216  36.0  54 
 
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Spann, Chad  
Brown, Me'co   96  23 
Totals...  96  23 
  
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Stoudermire   74  39 
Thomas   68  35 
Totals...  142  39 
 
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
PALMER, Nathan   170  170 
Brown, Me'co   11  96  107 
Simon, Matt   49  49 
CUNNINGHAM, R.   35  35 
ANDERSON, Just.  34  34 
Crider, Ricky   30  30 
Davis, Britt   24  24 
CLANTON, M.   17  17 
Skarb, Kyle   13  13 
HARNISH, Chand.  10  10 
Spann, Chad  
Cox, Landon  
Totals...  72  326  96  503 
  
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
Bennett   92  25  117 
Decker   89  89 
Simmons,J   77  77 
Stoudermire   74  74 
Thomas   68  68 
Tow-Arnett,Ni   66  66 
Weber   30  30 
Spry   25  25 
Kuznia   16  16 
Eskridge  
Totals...  127  298  142  567 
  
  
 
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
SALERNO, Mike  2nd  00:55  39 yards  Good 
SALERNO, Mike  3rd  08:27  49 yards  Good 
  
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
Monroe  2nd  06:02  40 yards  Good 
  
 
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Salerno, Mike   370  61.7 
  
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Monroe   385  64.2 
 
FUMBLES: Northern Illinois-CLANTON, M. 1-1. Minnesota-Spry 1-1.
  Drive Chart  
Drive Chart (Final)

   Drive Started  Drive Ended  Consumed    
Team  Qtr  Spot  Time  Obtained  Spot  Time     How Lost  Pl-Yds  TOP  RZ 
NIU   1st  N21  05:58  Kickoff  N41  02:03     Punt  6-20  3:55    
NIU   1st  N26  00:39  Punt  M00  10:45  TOUCHDOWN  9-74  4:54    
NIU   2nd  N27  10:17  Punt  N49  08:31     Fumble  4-22  1:46    
NIU   2nd  N24  05:56  Kickoff  N27  04:17     Punt  3-3  1:39    
NIU   2nd  M27  02:40  Punt  M22  00:55  FIELD GOAL  4-5  1:45    
NIU   3rd  N23  15:00  Kickoff  N23  12:42     Punt  3-0  2:18    
NIU   3rd  N28  11:25  Kickoff  M32  08:27  FIELD GOAL  8-40  2:58    
NIU   3rd  N09  08:07  Kickoff  M00  06:59  TOUCHDOWN  3-91  1:08    
NIU   3rd  N08  05:21  Punt  N33  01:25     Punt  6-25  3:56    
NIU   4th  N20  15:00  Punt  N22  13:07     Punt  3-2  1:53    
NIU   4th  N20  10:12  Punt  M00  08:09  TOUCHDOWN  6-80  2:03    
NIU   4th  N38  06:16  Fumble  N39  05:15     Punt  3-1  1:01    
NIU   4th  N40  00:22  Kickoff  M30  00:00     End of half  5-30  0:22    
  
MINN   1st  M10  15:00  Kickoff  N00  06:03  TOUCHDOWN  18-90  8:57    
MINN   1st  M17  02:03  Punt  M23  00:39     Punt  3-6  1:24    
MINN   2nd  M37  10:36  Kickoff  M46  10:17     Punt  3-9  0:19    
MINN   2nd  N49  08:31  Fumble  N23  06:02  FIELD GOAL  7-26  2:29    
MINN   2nd  M34  04:17  Punt  M36  02:40     Punt  3-2  1:37    
MINN   2nd  M16  00:52  Kickoff  M21  00:00     End of half  2-5  0:52    
MINN   3rd  M36  12:42  Punt  N00  11:25  TOUCHDOWN  3-64  1:17    
MINN   3rd  M39  08:27  Kickoff  N00  08:07  TOUCHDOWN  1-61  0:20    
MINN   3rd  M45  06:59  Kickoff  N47  05:21     Punt  3-8  1:38    
MINN   3rd  M26  01:25  Punt  M46  15:00     Punt  4-20  1:25    
MINN   4th  M32  13:07  Punt  N45  10:12     Punt  6-23  2:55    
MINN   4th  M35  08:09  Kickoff  N38  06:16     Fumble  6-27  1:53    
MINN   4th  M26  05:15  Punt  N00  00:22  TOUCHDOWN  10-74  4:53    

   1st  2nd  3rd  4th     1st  2nd       
Northern Illinois   Qtr  Qtr  Qtr  Qtr     Half  Half     Total 
Time of possession   04:39   09:31   10:20   05:19      14:10   15:39      29:49  
3rd Down Conversions   1/2   2/4   1/4   2/4      3/6   3/8      6/14  
Average field position  N23   N41   N17   N29      N34   N23      N27  
4th Down Conversions   0/0   0/0   0/0   0/0      0/0   0/0      0/0  
  
   1st  2nd  3rd  4th     1st  2nd       
Minnesota   Qtr  Qtr  Qtr  Qtr     Half  Half     Total 
Time of possession   10:21   05:29   04:40   09:41      15:50   14:21      30:11  
3rd Down Conversions   4/5   0/3   0/1   1/5      4/8   1/6      5/14  
Average field position  M13   M34   M36   M31      M27   M34      M31  
4th Down Conversions   0/0   0/0   0/0   2/2      0/0   2/2      2/2  
Drive Chart (By Quarter)

   Drive Started  Drive Ended  Consumed    
Team  Qtr  Spot  Time  Obtained  Spot  Time     How Lost  Pl-Yds  TOP  RZ 
MINN   1st  M10  15:00  Kickoff  N00  06:03  TOUCHDOWN  18-90  8:57    
NIU   1st  N21  05:58  Kickoff  N41  02:03     Punt  6-20  3:55    
MINN   1st  M17  02:03  Punt  M23  00:39     Punt  3-6  1:24    
NIU   1st  N26  00:39  Punt  M00  10:45  TOUCHDOWN  9-74  4:54    
MINN   2nd  M37  10:36  Kickoff  M46  10:17     Punt  3-9  0:19    
  
NIU   2nd  N27  10:17  Punt  N49  08:31     Fumble  4-22  1:46    
MINN   2nd  N49  08:31  Fumble  N23  06:02  FIELD GOAL  7-26  2:29    
NIU   2nd  N24  05:56  Kickoff  N27  04:17     Punt  3-3  1:39    
MINN   2nd  M34  04:17  Punt  M36  02:40     Punt  3-2  1:37    
NIU   2nd  M27  02:40  Punt  M22  00:55  FIELD GOAL  4-5  1:45    
MINN   2nd  M16  00:52  Kickoff  M21  00:00     End of half  2-5  0:52    
NIU   3rd  N23  15:00  Kickoff  N23  12:42     Punt  3-0  2:18    
  
MINN   3rd  M36  12:42  Punt  N00  11:25  TOUCHDOWN  3-64  1:17    
NIU   3rd  N28  11:25  Kickoff  M32  08:27  FIELD GOAL  8-40  2:58    
MINN   3rd  M39  08:27  Kickoff  N00  08:07  TOUCHDOWN  1-61  0:20    
NIU   3rd  N09  08:07  Kickoff  M00  06:59  TOUCHDOWN  3-91  1:08    
MINN   3rd  M45  06:59  Kickoff  N47  05:21     Punt  3-8  1:38    
NIU   3rd  N08  05:21  Punt  N33  01:25     Punt  6-25  3:56    
MINN   3rd  M26  01:25  Punt  M46  15:00     Punt  4-20  1:25    
NIU   4th  N20  15:00  Punt  N22  13:07     Punt  3-2  1:53    
  
MINN   4th  M32  13:07  Punt  N45  10:12     Punt  6-23  2:55    
NIU   4th  N20  10:12  Punt  M00  08:09  TOUCHDOWN  6-80  2:03    
MINN   4th  M35  08:09  Kickoff  N38  06:16     Fumble  6-27  1:53    
NIU   4th  N38  06:16  Fumble  N39  05:15     Punt  3-1  1:01    
MINN   4th  M26  05:15  Punt  N00  00:22  TOUCHDOWN  10-74  4:53    
NIU   4th  N40  00:22  Kickoff  M30  00:00     End of half  5-30  0:22    
  Defensive Statistics  
Defensive Statistics (Final)

##  Northern Illinois   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
4   Bryant, David   7.0  .   .   .   .  
53  McCarthy, Tim   7.0  2.0/3   .   .   .  
38  Sobol, Mike   6.5  .   .   .   .  
9   Allen, Josh   4.5  .   .   .   .  
26  Hanson, Cory   4.0  1.0/2   .   .   .  
51  English, Larry   3.5  2.0/12   1-0   .   1.0/9  
42  TRANCHITELLA   3.0  .   .   .   .  
37  Kube, Alex   3.0  .   .   .   .  
36  Carter, Chase   2.5  .   .   .   .  
2   Rice, Melvin   2.0  .   .   .   .  
69  Krutsch, Alex   2.0  .   .   .   .  
98  Pirkle, D.J.   1.5  .   .   .   .  
23  DANIELS, Kiaree  1.5  .   .   .   .  
56  Bice, Brandon   1.0  1.0/11   .   .   1.0/11  
25  Wilson, Tracy   1.0  .   .   .   .  
33  GEORGE, Patrick  1.0  .   .   .   .  
58  Krause, Mike   1.0  .   .   .   .  
64  Wertz, Jake   1.0  .   .   .   .  
24  PRUITT, Bradley  1.0  .   .   .   .  
99  Rusch, Craig   1.0  .   .   .   .  
28  Spann, Chad   .   .   .   .   .  
##  Minnesota   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
1   Brock   5.0  .   .   .   .  
27  Theret   4.5  0.5/1   .   .   .  
24  Sherels   4.0  .   .   .   .  
56  Davis   4.0  1.0/1   .   .   .  
44  Hightower   4.0  1.5/2   .   .   .  
21  Lawrence   3.0  1.0/2   .   .   .  
32  Triplett   3.0  .   .   .   .  
15  Simmons,T   3.0  .   .   .   .  
93  Onwuachi   3.0  1.0/1   .   .   .  
30  Campbell   3.0  0.5/2   .   .   0.5/2  
91  VanDeSteeg   2.0  1.0/4   .   .   .  
68  Edwards   2.0  .   .   .   .  
89  Moen   1.5  1.5/14   .   .   1.5/14  
42  U'u   1.0  .   .   .   .  
98  Small   1.0  .   .   .   .  
99  Brown   1.0  .   1-0   .   .  
26  Rallis   1.0  .   .   .   .  
28  Mannion   1.0  .   .   .   .  
23  Eskridge   1.0  .   .   .   .  
2   Collado   1.0  .   .   .   .  
7   Decker   .   .   .   .   .  
  Participation Report  
Participation Report (Final)

Northern Illinois  
Pos  ##  Offense 
C   50  Adamski, Eddie  
LT   62  Olson, Trevor  
LG   59  Skatrud, Kevin  
RG   78  Keller, Dan  
FB   34  Skarb, Kyle  
RT   60  Brost, Jon  
WR   85  Simon, Matt  
RB   21  ANDERSON, Just. 
QB   12  HARNISH, Chand. 
WR   7   Davis, Britt  
TE   83  CUNNINGHAM, R.  
  
Northern Illinois  
Pos  ##  Defense 
DE   51  English, Larry  
NG   58  Krause, Mike  
DT   69  Krutsch, Alex  
DE   99  Rusch, Craig  
SLB   9   Allen, Josh  
MLB   53  McCarthy, Tim  
WLB   26  Hanson, Cory  
CB   2   Rice, Melvin  
FS   4   Bryant, David  
SS   38  Sobol, Mike  
CB   24  PRUITT, Bradley 
  
Minnesota  
Pos  ##  Offense 
WR   7   Decker  
WR   81  Spry  
TE   1S  Simmons,J  
LT   76  Alford  
LG   78  Orton  
C   52  Tow-Arnett,J  
RG   66  Tavale  
RT   60  Wynn  
QB   8   Weber  
RB   22  Bennett  
WR   16  Kuznia  
  
Minnesota  
Pos  ##  Defense 
DE   91  VanDeSteeg  
DT   99  Brown  
DT   98  Small  
DE   93  Onwuachi  
SLB   44  Hightower  
MLB   30  Campbell  
WLB   28  Mannion  
CB   15  Simmons,T  
FS   1   Brock  
SS   27  Theret  
CB   24  Sherels  

Northern Illinois: 8-BROWN, Me'co, 10-CLARK, Willie, 16-SALERNO, Mike, 17-TURNER, Greg, 18-DITTBENNER, A., 20-CLANTON, M., 22-CRIDER, Ricky, 23-DANIELS, Kiaree, 25-WILSON, Tracy, 27-WILLIAMSON, S., 28-SPANN, Chad, 29-SCHILLER, Pat, 33-GEORGE, Patrick, 36-CARTER, Chase, 37-KUBE, Alex, 42-TRANCHITELLA, 43-GRIFFIN, T.J., 46-PRATT, David, 48-KRITIKOS, Mike, 49-ANTONACCI, A., 52-BROWN, Phil, 55-OWEN, Nolan, 56-BICE, Brandon, 64-WERTZ, Jake, 65-ONYEBUAGU, J., 72-PAWLAK, Joe, 80-COX, Landon, 81-PALMER, Nathan, 84-CLASEY, Tyler, 87-SCHEPLER, Jason, 88-BEAL, Brandon, 93-COLEMAN, Adam, 98-PIRKLE, D.J..

Minnesota: 2-Collado, 11-Stoudermire, 20-Thomas, 21-Lawrence, 23-Eskridge, 26-Rallis, 32-Triplett, 35-Hoese, 36-Monroe, 41-Kucek, 42-U'u, 45-Hennessey, 46-Ferris, 47-Coleman, 48-Tow-Arnett,Ni, 53-Burris, 55-McKinley, 56-Davis, 68-Edwards, 73-Meinke, 84-Thompson, 89-Moen, 92-Brody, 96-Kirksey.
  Box Score  
Box Score (Final)

Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score
-----------------    -- -- -- --   -----
Northern Illinois...  0 10 10  7  - 27       Record: (0-1)
Minnesota...........  7  3 14  7  - 31       Record: (1-0)



Scoring Summary:
1st 06:03 MINN - Decker 8 yd pass from Weber (Monroe kick), 18-90 8:57, NIU 0 - MINN 7
2nd 10:45 NIU - ANDERSON, Just. 2 yd run (Salerno, Mike kick), 9-74 4:54, NIU 7 - MINN 7
    06:02 MINN - Monroe 40 yd field goal, 7-26 2:29, NIU 7 - MINN 10
    00:55 NIU - Salerno, Mike 39 yd field goal, 4-5 1:45, NIU 10 - MINN 10
3rd 11:25 MINN - Simmons,J 53 yd pass from Weber (Monroe kick), 3-64 1:17, NIU 10 - MINN 17
    08:27 NIU - Salerno, Mike 49 yd field goal, 8-40 2:58, NIU 13 - MINN 17
    08:07 MINN - Bennett 61 yd run (Monroe kick), 1-61 0:20, NIU 13 - MINN 24
    06:59 NIU - PALMER, Nathan 91 yd pass from HARNISH, Chand. (Salerno, Mike kick), 3-91 1:08, NIU 20 - MINN 24
4th 08:09 NIU - PALMER, Nathan 52 yd pass from HARNISH, Chand. (Salerno, Mike kick), 6-80 2:03, NIU 27 - MINN 24
    00:22 MINN - Bennett 1 yd run (Monroe kick), 10-74 4:53, NIU 27 - MINN 31



                                    NIU     MINN
FIRST DOWNS...................       15       18
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............    31-72   31-127
PASSING YDS (NET).............      326      298
Passes Att-Comp-Int...........  30-17-0  37-24-0
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.....   61-398   68-425
Fumble Returns-Yards..........      0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards............      1-9      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards.........     5-96    5-142
Interception Returns-Yards....      0-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)............   6-40.7   6-36.0
Fumbles-Lost..................      1-1      1-1
Penalties-Yards...............     2-14     3-20
Possession Time...............    29:49    30:11
Third-Down Conversions........  6 of 14  5 of 14
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   0 of 0   2 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      1-1      2-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards........     2-20     2-16


RUSHING: Northern Illinois-ANDERSON, Just. 13-34; CLANTON, M. 5-17;
Brown, Me'co 4-11; HARNISH, Chand. 8-10; Crider, Ricky 1-0. Minnesota-Bennett
18-92; Weber 12-30; Eskridge 1-5.

PASSING: Northern Illinois-HARNISH, Chand. 17-29-0-326; TEAM 0-1-0-0.
Minnesota-Weber 24-37-0-298.

RECEIVING: Northern Illinois-DAVIS, Britt 4-24; PALMER, Nathan 3-170;
Simon, Matt 3-49; CUNNINGHAM, R. 2-35; Crider, Ricky 2-30; Skarb, Kyle 2-13;
Cox, Landon 1-5. Minnesota-Decker 10-89; Tow-Arnett,Ni 4-66; Bennett 4-25;
Simmons,J 3-77; Spry 2-25; Kuznia 1-16.

INTERCEPTIONS: Northern Illinois-None. Minnesota-None.

FUMBLES: Northern Illinois-CLANTON, M. 1-1. Minnesota-Spry 1-1.

Stadium: Metrodome             Attendance: 44029
Kickoff time: 6:03 pm   End of Game: 9:13      Total elapsed time: 3:10
Officials: Referee: Mike Cannon; Umpire: Fred Bryan; Linesman: Jeff Meslow;
Line judge: Rick Kruger; Back judge: Steve Thielen; Field judge: Matt Kukar;
Side judge: Jon Lucivansky;
Temperature:           Wind:           Weather: Indoors



      Northern Illinois vs Minnesota (Aug 30, 2008 at Minneapolis, Minn.)

SACKS (UA-A): Northern Illinois-ENGLISH, Larry 1-0; Bice, Brandon 1-0.
Minnesota-Moen 1-1; Campbell 0-1.

TACKLES (UA-A): Northern Illinois-BRYANT, David 7-0; McCarthy, Tim 6-2;
Sobol, Mike 5-3; Allen, Josh 4-1; Hanson, Cory 3-2; English, Larry 3-1;
TRANCHITELLA 3-0; Kube, Alex 2-2; Carter, Chase 2-1; Rice, Melvin 2-0; KRUTSCH,
Alex 1-2; Daniels, Kiaree 1-1; Pirkle, D.J. 1-1; Wertz, Jake 1-0; GEORGE,
Patrick 1-0; Rusch, Craig 1-0; Pruitt, Bradley 1-0; Krause, Mike 1-0; WILSON,
Tracy 1-0; Bice, Brandon 1-0. Minnesota-Brock 5-0; Theret 4-1; Sherels 4-0;
Davis 4-0; Hightower 3-2; Simmons,T 3-0; Lawrence 3-0; Onwuachi 3-0; Triplett
3-0; Campbell 2-2; Edwards 2-0; VanDeSteeg 2-0; Moen 1-1; Eskridge 1-0; Small
1-0; Collado 1-0; Rallis 1-0; Mannion 1-0; U'u 1-0; Brown 1-0.


Game Starters:
Northern Illinois

POS  ## OFFENSE
C    50 Adamski, Eddie
LT   62 Olson, Trevor
LG   59 Skatrud, Kevin
RG   78 Keller, Dan
FB   34 Skarb, Kyle
RT   60 Brost, Jon
WR   85 Simon, Matt
RB   21 ANDERSON, Just.
QB   12 HARNISH, Chand.
WR   7  Davis, Britt
TE   83 CUNNINGHAM, R.

POS  ## DEFENSE
DE   51 English, Larry
NG   58 Krause, Mike
DT   69 Krutsch, Alex
DE   99 Rusch, Craig
SLB  9  Allen, Josh
MLB  53 McCarthy, Tim
WLB  26 Hanson, Cory
CB   2  Rice, Melvin
FS   4  Bryant, David
SS   38 Sobol, Mike
CB   24 Pruitt, Bradley

Minnesota

POS  ## OFFENSE
WR   7  Decker
WR   81 Spry
TE   1S Simmons,J
LT   76 Alford
LG   78 Orton
C    52 Tow-Arnett,J
RG   66 Tavale
RT   60 Wynn
QB   8  Weber
RB   22 Bennett
WR   16 Kuznia

POS  ## DEFENSE
DE   91 VanDeSteeg
DT   99 Brown
DT   98 Small
DE   93 Onwuachi
SLB  44 Hightower
MLB  30 Campbell
WLB  28 Mannion
CB   15 Simmons,T
FS   1  Brock
SS   27 Theret
CB   24 Sherels


Player participation:


Northern Illinois: 8-BROWN, Me'co, 10-CLARK, Willie, 16-SALERNO, Mike, 17-TURNER, Greg, 18-DITTBENNER, A., 20-CLANTON, M.,
22-CRIDER, Ricky, 23-DANIELS, Kiaree, 25-WILSON, Tracy, 27-WILLIAMSON, S., 28-SPANN, Chad, 29-SCHILLER, Pat, 33-GEORGE, Patrick,
36-CARTER, Chase, 37-KUBE, Alex, 42-TRANCHITELLA, 43-GRIFFIN, T.J., 46-PRATT, David, 48-KRITIKOS, Mike, 49-ANTONACCI, A.,
52-BROWN, Phil, 55-OWEN, Nolan, 56-BICE, Brandon, 64-WERTZ, Jake, 65-ONYEBUAGU, J., 72-PAWLAK, Joe, 80-COX, Landon,
81-PALMER, Nathan, 84-CLASEY, Tyler, 87-SCHEPLER, Jason, 88-BEAL, Brandon, 93-COLEMAN, Adam, 98-PIRKLE, D.J..

Minnesota: 2-Collado, 11-Stoudermire, 20-Thomas, 21-Lawrence, 23-Eskridge, 26-Rallis, 32-Triplett, 35-Hoese, 36-Monroe, 41-Kucek,
42-U'u, 45-Hennessey, 46-Ferris, 47-Coleman, 48-Tow-Arnett,Ni, 53-Burris, 55-McKinley, 56-Davis, 68-Edwards, 73-Meinke,
84-Thompson, 89-Moen, 92-Brody, 96-Kirksey.


  Play-by-Play Summary  
Play-by-Play Summary

1st Quarter

Minnesota wins toss and receives. NIU defends north end zone.
Salerno, Mike kickoff 67 yards to the MINN3, Thomas return 17 yards to the MINN20 (Sobol, Mike), PENALTY MINN holding (Triplett) 10 yards to the MINN10, 1st and 10, MINN ball on MINN10.
Minn 1-10at Minn10Weber pass complete to Decker for 6 yards to the MINN16 (Hanson, Cory).
Minn 2-4at Minn16Weber pass complete to Decker for 5 yards to the MINN21, 1ST DOWN MINN (Pruitt, Bradley).
Minn 1-10at Minn21Bennett rush for 5 yards to the MINN26 (McCarthy, Tim).
Minn 2-5at Minn26Weber pass complete to Bennett for no gain to the MINN26 (Pirkle, D.J.;ALLEN, Josh).
Minn 3-5at Minn26Weber pass complete to Decker for 7 yards to the MINN33, 1ST DOWN MINN (George, Patrick).
Minn 1-10at Minn33Bennett rush for 1 yard to the MINN34 (Hanson, Cory;ENGLISH, Larry).
Minn 2-9at Minn34Weber pass complete to Decker for 13 yards to the MINN47, 1ST DOWN MINN, out-of-bounds (Sobol, Mike).
Minn 1-10at Minn47Weber pass incomplete to Simmons,J.
Minn 2-10at Minn47Weber rush for 14 yards to the NIU39, 1ST DOWN MINN (Bryant, David).
Minn 1-10at Niu39Bennett rush for 5 yards to the NIU34 (Sobol, Mike).
Minn 2-5at Niu34Weber pass complete to Decker for 3 yards to the NIU31 (Allen, Josh).
Minn 3-2at Niu31Weber rush for 3 yards to the NIU28, 1ST DOWN MINN (English, Larry).
Minn 1-10at Niu28Weber rush for 3 yards to the NIU25 (Pirkle, D.J.).
Minn 2-7at Niu25Bennett rush for 1 yard to the NIU24 (Rusch, Craig).
Minn 3-6at Niu24Weber pass complete to Tow-Arnett,Ni for 15 yards to the NIU9, 1ST DOWN MINN (McCarthy, Tim).
Minn 1-Gat Niu09Weber rush for 3 yards to the NIU6 (Allen, Josh).
Minn 2-Gat Niu06Bennett rush for 3 yards to the NIU3 (Bryant, David).
Minn 3-Gat Niu03PENALTY MINN false start (Spry) 5 yards to the NIU8.
Minn 3-Gat Niu08Weber pass complete to Decker for 8 yards to the NIU0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:03.
Monroe kick attempt good.
Minnesota 7, Northern Illinois 0
Drive: 18 plays, 90 yards, TOP 08:57
Monroe kickoff 70 yards to the NIU0, Brown, Me'co return 21 yards to the NIU21 (Rallis).
Niu 1-10at Niu21NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 05:58.
Niu 1-10at Niu21ANDERSON, Just. rush for 1 yard to the NIU22 (VanDeSteeg).
Niu 2-9at Niu22ANDERSON, Just. rush for 2 yards to the NIU24 (Campbell).
Niu 3-7at Niu24Timeout Minnesota, clock 04:35.
Niu 3-7at Niu24HARNISH, Chand. rush for 13 yards to the NIU37, 1ST DOWN NIU (Theret).
Niu 1-10at Niu37ANDERSON, Just. rush for 5 yards to the NIU42 (Hightower;Campbell).
Niu 2-5at Niu42ANDERSON, Just. rush for loss of 1 yard to the NIU41 (Onwuachi).
Niu 3-6at Niu41Crider, Ricky rush for no gain to the NIU41 (Brock).
Niu 4-6at Niu41DITTBENNER, A. punt 42 yards to the MINN17, fair catch by Sherels.
Drive: 6 plays, 20 yards, TOP 03:55
Minn 1-10at Minn17MINNESOTA drive start at 02:03.
Minn 1-10at Minn17Bennett rush for 4 yards to the MINN21 (Krutsch, Alex).
Minn 2-6at Minn21Bennett rush for 2 yards to the MINN23 (Krutsch, Alex;McCARTHY, Tim).
Minn 3-4at Minn23Weber pass incomplete to Kuznia.
Minn 4-4at Minn23Kucek punt 51 yards to the NIU26, fair catch by Brown, Me'co.
Drive: 3 plays, 6 yards, TOP 01:24
Niu 1-10at Niu26NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 00:39.
Niu 1-10at Niu26ANDERSON, Just. rush for 12 yards to the NIU38, 1ST DOWN NIU (Onwuachi).
Niu 1-10at Niu38PENALTY NIU false start (Olson, Trevor) 5 yards to the NIU33.
Drive: 1 plays, 7 yards, TOP 04:54
Minnesota 7, Northern Illinois 0
2nd Quarter

Niu 1-15at Niu33Start of 2nd quarter, clock 15:00.
Niu 1-15at Niu33HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Davis, Britt for 11 yards to the NIU44 (Hightower).
Niu 2-4at Niu44HARNISH, Chand. rush for 5 yards to the NIU49, 1ST DOWN NIU (Sherels).
Niu 1-10at Niu49HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Davis, Britt for 9 yards to the MINN42 (Theret).
Niu 2-1at Minn42ANDERSON, Just. rush for 7 yards to the MINN35, 1ST DOWN NIU (Sherels).
Niu 1-10at Minn35HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Simon, Matt for 26 yards to the MINN9, 1ST DOWN NIU (Brock).
Niu 1-Gat Minn09ANDERSON, Just. rush for 3 yards to the MINN6 (Edwards).
Niu 2-Gat Minn06HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Skarb, Kyle for 4 yards to the MINN2 (Theret).
Niu 3-Gat Minn02ANDERSON, Just. rush for 2 yards to the MINN0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 10:45.
Salerno, Mike kick attempt good.
Northern Illinois 7, Minnesota 7
Drive: 9 plays, 74 yards, TOP 04:54
Salerno, Mike kickoff 68 yards to the MINN2, Thomas return 35 yards to the MINN37 (Rice, Melvin).
Minn 1-10at Minn37MINNESOTA drive start at 10:36.
Minn 1-10at Minn37Weber pass incomplete to Simmons,J (Bryant, David).
Minn 2-10at Minn37Weber pass incomplete to Bennett (Bice, Brandon).
Minn 3-10at Minn37Weber pass complete to Spry for 9 yards to the MINN46, out-of-bounds (Rice, Melvin).
Minn 4-1at Minn46Kucek punt 27 yards to the NIU27, out-of-bounds.
Drive: 3 plays, 9 yards, TOP 00:19
Niu 1-10at Niu27NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 10:17.
Niu 1-10at Niu27CLANTON, M. rush for 2 yards to the NIU29 (Onwuachi).
Niu 2-8at Niu29HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Cox, Landon for 5 yards to the NIU34, out-of-bounds (Simmons,T).
Niu 3-3at Niu34HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to CUNNINGHAM, R. for 17 yards to the MINN49, 1ST DOWN NIU, out-of-bounds (Simmons,T).
Niu 1-10at Minn49CLANTON, M. rush for loss of 2 yards to the NIU49, fumble forced by Lawrence, fumble by CLANTON, M. recovered by MINN Brown at NIU49.
Drive: 4 plays, 22 yards, TOP 01:46
Minn 1-10at Niu49MINNESOTA drive start at 08:31, MINN ball on NIU49.
Minn 1-10at Niu49PENALTY MINN false start (Brinkhaus) 5 yards to the MINN46, NO PLAY.
Minn 1-15at Minn46Weber rush for 12 yards to the NIU42 (Kube, Alex;KRUTSCH, Alex).
Minn 2-3at Niu42Bennett rush for 5 yards to the NIU37, 1ST DOWN MINN (Bryant, David).
Minn 1-10at Niu37Weber pass complete to Simmons,J for 13 yards to the NIU24, 1ST DOWN MINN (Bryant, David).
Minn 1-10at Niu24Weber pass complete to Bennett for 1 yard to the NIU23 (Kube, Alex;SOBOL, Mike).
Minn 2-9at Niu23Weber pass incomplete to Decker.
Minn 3-9at Niu23Weber pass incomplete to Decker.
Previous play being reviewed; play stood as called
Minn 4-9at Niu23Monroe field goal attempt from 40 GOOD, clock 06:02.
Minnesota 10, Northern Illinois 7
Drive: 7 plays, 26 yards, TOP 02:29
Monroe kickoff 69 yards to the NIU1, Brown, Me'co return 23 yards to the NIU24 (Collado).
Niu 1-10at Niu24NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 05:56.
Niu 1-10at Niu24ANDERSON, Just. rush for 5 yards to the NIU29 (Brock).
Niu 2-5at Niu29ANDERSON, Just. rush for loss of 2 yards to the NIU27 (Hightower;Theret).
Niu 3-7at Niu27HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete to Davis, Britt.
Niu 4-7at Niu27DITTBENNER, A. punt 39 yards to the MINN34, fair catch by Sherels.
Drive: 3 plays, 3 yards, TOP 01:39
Minn 1-10at Minn34MINNESOTA drive start at 04:17.
Minn 1-10at Minn34Bennett rush for 4 yards to the MINN38 (Kube, Alex).
Minn 2-6at Minn38Weber rush for loss of 2 yards to the MINN36 (McCarthy, Tim).
Minn 3-8at Minn36Weber pass incomplete to Kuznia.
Minn 4-8at Minn36Kucek punt BLOCKED, recovered by NIU Wilson, Tracy at MINN27 (blocked by Spann, Chad).
Drive: 3 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:37
Niu 1-10at Minn27NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 02:40.
Niu 1-10at Minn27HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete to Simon, Matt (Simmons,T).
Niu 2-10at Minn27HARNISH, Chand. rush for 4 yards to the MINN23 (Lawrence).
Niu 3-6at Minn23HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Davis, Britt for 1 yard to the MINN22 (Theret).
Niu 4-5at Minn22Timeout Northern Illinois, clock 01:00.
Niu 4-5at Minn22Salerno, Mike field goal attempt from 39 GOOD, clock 00:55.
Northern Illinois 10, Minnesota 10
Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, TOP 01:45
Salerno, Mike kickoff 70 yards to the MINN0, Thomas return 16 yards to the MINN16 (Wilson, Tracy).
Minn 1-10at Minn16MINNESOTA drive start at 00:52.
Minn 1-10at Minn16Weber rush for 3 yards to the MINN19 (Krause, Mike).
Minn 2-7at Minn19Bennett rush for 2 yards to the MINN21 (McCarthy, Tim).
Minn 3-5at Minn21End of half, clock 00:00.
Drive: 2 plays, 5 yards, TOP 00:52
Northern Illinois 10, Minnesota 10
3rd Quarter

Minn 3-5at Minn21Start of 3rd quarter, clock 15:00, MINN ball on MINN30.
Drive: 2 plays, 5 yards, TOP 00:52
Monroe kickoff 65 yards to the NIU5, Brown, Me'co return 18 yards to the NIU23 (Triplett).
Niu 1-10at Niu23NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 15:00.
Niu 1-10at Niu23ANDERSON, Just. rush for 1 yard to the NIU24 (Campbell).
Niu 2-9at Niu24HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Davis, Britt for 3 yards to the NIU27 (Sherels).
Niu 3-6at Niu27HARNISH, Chand. rush for loss of 4 yards to the NIU23 (VanDeSteeg).
Niu 4-10at Niu23DITTBENNER, A. punt 41 yards to the MINN36, downed.
Drive: 3 plays, 0 yards, TOP 02:18
Minn 1-10at Minn36MINNESOTA drive start at 12:42.
Minn 1-10at Minn36Eskridge rush for 5 yards to the MINN41 (Sobol, Mike).
Minn 2-5at Minn41Weber pass complete to Decker for 6 yards to the MINN47, 1ST DOWN MINN.
Minn 1-10at Minn47Weber pass complete to Simmons,J for 53 yards to the NIU0, 1ST DOWN MINN, TOUCHDOWN, clock 11:25.
Monroe kick attempt good.
Minnesota 17, Northern Illinois 10
Drive: 3 plays, 64 yards, TOP 01:17
Monroe kickoff 62 yards to the NIU8, Brown, Me'co return 20 yards to the NIU28 (U'u).
Niu 1-10at Niu28NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 11:25.
Niu 1-10at Niu28ANDERSON, Just. rush for no gain to the NIU28 (Hightower).
Niu 2-10at Niu28HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Simon, Matt for 15 yards to the NIU43, 1ST DOWN NIU.
Niu 1-10at Niu43HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Skarb, Kyle for 9 yards to the MINN48 (Lawrence).
Niu 2-1at Minn48CLANTON, M. rush for 15 yards to the MINN33, 1ST DOWN NIU (Davis).
Niu 1-10at Minn33CLANTON, M. rush for 1 yard to the MINN32 (Davis).
Niu 2-9at Minn32HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete.
Niu 3-9at Minn32HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete to Davis, Britt (Sherels).
Niu 4-9at Minn32Timeout Minnesota, clock 08:32.
Niu 4-9at Minn32Salerno, Mike field goal attempt from 49 GOOD, clock 08:27.
Minnesota 17, Northern Illinois 13
Drive: 8 plays, 40 yards, TOP 02:58
Salerno, Mike kickoff 70 yards to the MINN0, Stoudermire return 39 yards to the MINN39 (TRANCHITELLA).
Minn 1-10at Minn39MINNESOTA drive start at 08:27.
Minn 1-10at Minn39Bennett rush for 61 yards to the NIU0, 1ST DOWN MINN, TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:07.
Monroe kick attempt good.
Minnesota 24, Northern Illinois 13
Drive: 1 plays, 61 yards, TOP 00:20
Monroe kickoff 66 yards to the NIU4, Brown, Me'co return 14 yards to the NIU18 (Eskridge), PENALTY NIU illegal block (Skarb, Kyle) 9 yards to the NIU9, 1st and 10, NIU ball on NIU9.
Niu 1-10at Niu09NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 08:07.
Niu 1-10at Niu09Brown, Me'co rush for no gain to the NIU9 (Edwards).
Niu 2-10at Niu09HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete to Davis, Britt (Davis).
Niu 3-10at Niu09Timeout Northern Illinois, clock 07:11.
Niu 3-10at Niu09HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to PALMER, Nathan for 91 yards to the MINN0, 1ST DOWN NIU, TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:59.
Salerno, Mike kick attempt good.
Minnesota 24, Northern Illinois 20
Drive: 3 plays, 91 yards, TOP 01:08
Salerno, Mike kickoff 60 yards to the MINN10, Stoudermire return 35 yards to the MINN45 (Carter, Chase;SOBOL, Mike).
Minn 1-10at Minn45MINNESOTA drive start at 06:59.
Minn 1-10at Minn45Bennett rush for loss of 3 yards to the MINN42 (English, Larry).
Minn 2-13at Minn42Weber pass complete to Tow-Arnett,Ni for 11 yards to the NIU47 (Hanson, Cory;DANIELS, Kiaree).
Minn 3-2at Niu47Weber pass incomplete.
Minn 4-2at Niu47Kucek punt 39 yards to the NIU8, out-of-bounds.
Drive: 3 plays, 8 yards, TOP 01:38
Niu 1-10at Niu08NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 05:21.
Niu 1-10at Niu08HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to CUNNINGHAM, R. for 18 yards to the NIU26, 1ST DOWN NIU (Sherels).
Niu 1-10at Niu26Brown, Me'co rush for 3 yards to the NIU29 (Small).
Niu 2-7at Niu29HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Simon, Matt for 8 yards to the NIU37, 1ST DOWN NIU (Davis).
Niu 1-10at Niu37Brown, Me'co rush for 9 yards to the NIU46 (Brock).
Niu 2-1at Niu46Brown, Me'co rush for loss of 1 yard to the NIU45 (Davis).
Niu 3-2at Niu45HARNISH, Chand. sacked for loss of 12 yards to the NIU33 (Moen).
Niu 4-14at Niu33DITTBENNER, A. punt 41 yards to the MINN26, fair catch by Sherels.
Drive: 6 plays, 25 yards, TOP 03:56
Minn 1-10at Minn26MINNESOTA drive start at 01:25.
Minn 1-10at Minn26Weber pass complete to Decker for 13 yards to the MINN39, 1ST DOWN MINN, out-of-bounds (Allen, Josh).
Minn 1-10at Minn39Weber sacked for loss of 11 yards to the MINN28 (Bice, Brandon), PENALTY MINN holding declined.
Minn 2-21at Minn28Weber pass complete to Bennett for 18 yards to the MINN46 (Hanson, Cory).
Drive: 3 plays, 20 yards, TOP 01:25
Minnesota 24, Northern Illinois 20
4th Quarter

Minn 3-3at Minn46Start of 4th quarter, clock 15:00.
Minn 3-3at Minn46Weber pass incomplete to Decker (Rice, Melvin).
Minn 4-3at Minn46Kucek punt 54 yards to the NIU0, touchback.
Drive: 4 plays, 20 yards, TOP 01:25
Niu 1-10at Niu20NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 15:00.
Niu 1-10at Niu20HARNISH, Chand. rush for 3 yards to the NIU23 (Mannion).
Niu 2-7at Niu23ANDERSON, Just. rush for loss of 1 yard to the NIU22 (Hightower).
Niu 3-8at Niu22HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete to Davis, Britt (Sherels).
Niu 4-8at Niu22DITTBENNER, A. punt 46 yards to the MINN32, fair catch by Sherels.
Drive: 3 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:53
Minn 1-10at Minn32MINNESOTA drive start at 13:07.
Minn 1-10at Minn32Bennett rush for loss of 1 yard to the MINN31 (McCarthy, Tim).
Minn 2-11at Minn31Weber pass incomplete to Decker.
Minn 3-11at Minn31Weber pass complete to Decker for 28 yards to the NIU41, 1ST DOWN MINN (Bryant, David).
Minn 1-10at Niu41Weber sacked for loss of 9 yards to the 50 yardline (English, Larry).
Minn 2-19at Minn50Weber rush for 5 yards to the NIU45 (Allen, Josh).
Minn 3-14at Niu45Weber pass incomplete to Decker.
Minn 4-14at Niu45Kucek punt 45 yards to the NIU0, touchback.
Drive: 6 plays, 23 yards, TOP 02:55
Niu 1-10at Niu20NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 10:12.
Niu 1-10at Niu20HARNISH, Chand. sacked for loss of 4 yards to the NIU16 (Moen;Campbell).
Niu 2-14at Niu16HARNISH, Chand. rush for 5 yards to the NIU21, out-of-bounds (Brock).
Niu 3-9at Niu21HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to PALMER, Nathan for 27 yards to the NIU48, 1ST DOWN NIU (Simmons,T).
Niu 1-10at Niu48HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete (Small).
Niu 2-10at Niu48HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete to Cox, Landon.
Niu 3-10at Niu48HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to PALMER, Nathan for 52 yards to the MINN0, 1ST DOWN NIU, TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:09.
Salerno, Mike kick attempt good.
Northern Illinois 27, Minnesota 24
Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, TOP 02:03
Salerno, Mike kickoff 35 yards to the MINN35, fair catch by Tow-Arnett,Ni.
Minn 1-10at Minn35MINNESOTA drive start at 08:09.
Minn 1-10at Minn35Bennett rush for loss of 2 yards to the MINN33 (Hanson, Cory).
Minn 2-12at Minn33Weber pass incomplete.
Minn 3-12at Minn33Weber pass complete to Simmons,J for 11 yards to the MINN44 (Carter, Chase).
Minn 4-1at Minn44Weber rush for 2 yards to the MINN46, 1ST DOWN MINN (Wertz, Jake).
Minn 1-10at Minn46Weber pass incomplete to Decker.
Minn 2-10at Minn46Weber pass complete to Spry for 16 yards to the NIU38, fumble forced by Bryant, David, fumble by Spry recovered by NIU English, Larry at NIU38.
Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards, TOP 01:53
Niu 1-10at Niu38NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 06:16.
Niu 1-10at Niu38CLANTON, M. rush for 1 yard to the NIU39 (Brown).
Niu 2-9at Niu39HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete.
Niu 3-9at Niu39Timeout Northern Illinois, clock 05:25.
Niu 3-9at Niu39HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete to Davis, Britt.
Niu 4-9at Niu39DITTBENNER, A. punt 35 yards to the MINN26, fair catch by Sherels.
Drive: 3 plays, 1 yards, TOP 01:01
Minn 1-10at Minn26MINNESOTA drive start at 05:15.
Minn 1-10at Minn26Weber pass complete to Decker for no gain to the MINN26 (Carter, Chase).
Minn 2-10at Minn26Weber pass complete to Kuznia for 16 yards to the MINN42, 1ST DOWN MINN (Sobol, Mike).
Minn 1-10at Minn42Weber pass complete to Bennett for 6 yards to the MINN48 (McCarthy, Tim).
Minn 2-4at Minn48Weber pass complete to Tow-Arnett,Ni for 17 yards to the NIU35, 1ST DOWN MINN (McCarthy, Tim;SOBOL, Mike).
Minn 1-10at Niu35Weber pass complete to Tow-Arnett,Ni for 23 yards to the NIU12, 1ST DOWN MINN (Daniels, Kiaree).
Minn 1-10at Niu12Bennett rush for 1 yard to the NIU11 (Bryant, David).
Minn 2-9at Niu11Weber rush for 7 yards to the NIU4 (TRANCHITELLA).
Minn 3-2at Niu04Bennett rush for 1 yard to the NIU3 (TRANCHITELLA).
Minn 4-1at Niu03Timeout Minnesota, clock 00:38.
Minn 4-1at Niu03Bennett rush for 2 yards to the NIU1, 1ST DOWN MINN (Kube, Alex).
Minn 1-Gat Niu01Bennett rush for 1 yard to the NIU0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:22.
Monroe kick attempt good.
Minnesota 31, Northern Illinois 27
Drive: 10 plays, 74 yards, TOP 04:53
Monroe kickoff 53 yards to the NIU17, out-of-bounds, NIU ball on NIU40.
Niu 1-10at Niu40NORTHERN ILLINOIS drive start at 00:22.
Niu 1-10at Niu40HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Crider, Ricky for 12 yards to the MINN48, 1ST DOWN NIU (Triplett).
Niu 1-10at Minn48TEAM pass incomplete.
Niu 2-10at Minn48HARNISH, Chand. pass complete to Crider, Ricky for 18 yards to the MINN30, 1ST DOWN NIU (Triplett).
Niu 1-10at Minn30Timeout Northern Illinois, clock 00:08.
Niu 1-10at Minn30HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete to Davis, Britt (Sherels).
Niu 2-10at Minn30HARNISH, Chand. pass incomplete (Decker).
Niu 3-10at Minn30End of game, clock 00:00.
Drive: 5 plays, 30 yards, TOP 00:22
FINAL SCORE
Minnesota 31, Northern Illinois 27
  Play Breakdown Summary  
Play Breakdown Summary (Final)




Northern Illinois                      Minnesota

Down               RUN PASS  Total     Down               RUN PASS  Total

OVERALL..........   29   32     61     OVERALL..........   29   39     68
1ST DOWN.........   15   11     26     1ST DOWN.........   16   13     29
2ND DOWN-SHORT...    3    0      3     2ND DOWN-SHORT...    1    0      1
2ND DOWN-MIDDLE..    3    1      4     2ND DOWN-MIDDLE..    3    5      8
2ND DOWN-LONG....    4   10     14     2ND DOWN-LONG....    5    9     14
3RD DOWN-SHORT...    1    1      2     3RD DOWN-SHORT...    2    1      3
3RD DOWN-MIDDLE..    0    1      1     3RD DOWN-MIDDLE..    0    2      2
3RD DOWN-LONG....    3    8     11     3RD DOWN-LONG....    0    9      9
4TH DOWN.........    0    0      0     4TH DOWN.........    2    0      2

Northern Illinois                      Minnesota

Formation        RUN PASS  Total       Formation        RUN PASS  Total

...............   29   32     61       ...............   29   39     68




Northern Illinois (Sorted by Play type)

1ST DOWN RUN  (15 RUN, 11 PASS)                                  1ST DOWN PASS
1-10 N20 #12   3 [    ]                                          1-10 N40 #12 to #22    12 [    ]
1-10 N38 #20   1 [    ]                                          1-10 N43 #12 to #34     9 [    ]
1-10 M49 #20  -2 [    ]                                          1-15 N33 #12 to #7     11 [    ]
1-10 N27 #20   2 [    ]                                          1-10 N49 #12 to #7      9 [    ]
1-10 M33 #20   1 [    ]                                          1-10 M30 #12 to #7      - [    ]
1-10 N28 #21   0 [    ]                                          1-10 N08 #12 to #83    18 [    ]
1-10 N23 #21   1 [    ]                                          1-10 M35 #12 to #85    26 [    ]
1-9  M09 #21   3 [    ]                                          1-10 M27 #12 to #85     - [    ]
1-10 N24 #21   5 [    ]                                          1-10 N20 #12 to #    SACK [    ]
1-10 N26 #21  12 [    ]                                          1-10 M48 #TM to #       - [    ]
1-10 N21 #21   1 [    ]                                          1-10 N48 #12 to #       - [    ]
1-10 N37 #21   5 [    ]
1-10 N26 #8    3 [    ]
1-10 N37 #8    9 [    ]
1-10 N09 #8    0 [    ]

2ND-SHORT RUN  (3 RUN, 0 PASS)                                   2ND-SHORT PASS
2-1  M48 #20  15 [    ]
2-1  M42 #21   7 [    ]
2-1  N46 #8   -1 [    ]

2ND-MIDDLE RUN  (3 RUN, 1 PASS)                                  2ND-MIDDLE PASS
2-4  N44 #12   5 [    ]                                          2-6  M06 #12 to #34     4 [    ]
2-5  N29 #21  -2 [    ]
2-5  N42 #21  -1 [    ]

2ND-LONG RUN  (4 RUN, 10 PASS)                                   2ND-LONG PASS
2-10 M27 #12   4 [    ]                                          2-10 M48 #12 to #22    18 [    ]
2-14 N16 #12   5 [    ]                                          2-10 N09 #12 to #7      - [    ]
2-7  N23 #21  -1 [    ]                                          2-9  N24 #12 to #7      3 [    ]
2-9  N22 #21   2 [    ]                                          2-10 N48 #12 to #80     - [    ]
                                                                 2-8  N29 #12 to #80     5 [    ]
                                                                 2-10 N28 #12 to #85    15 [    ]
                                                                 2-7  N29 #12 to #85     8 [    ]
                                                                 2-9  M32 #12 to #       - [    ]
                                                                 2-10 M30 #12 to #       - [    ]
                                                                 2-9  N39 #12 to #       - [    ]

3RD-SHORT RUN  (1 RUN, 1 PASS)                                   3RD-SHORT PASS
3-2  M02 #21   2 [    ]                                          3-2  N45 #12 to #    SACK [    ]

3RD-MIDDLE RUN  (0 RUN, 1 PASS)                                  3RD-MIDDLE PASS
                                                                 3-3  N34 #12 to #83    17 [    ]

3RD-LONG RUN  (3 RUN, 8 PASS)                                    3RD-LONG PASS
3-6  N27 #12  -4 [    ]                                          3-9  N39 #12 to #7      - [    ]
3-7  N24 #12  13 [    ]                                          3-8  N22 #12 to #7      - [    ]
3-6  N41 #22   0 [    ]                                          3-9  M32 #12 to #7      - [    ]
                                                                 3-6  M23 #12 to #7      1 [    ]
                                                                 3-7  N27 #12 to #7      - [    ]
                                                                 3-10 N09 #12 to #81    91 [    ]
                                                                 3-9  N21 #12 to #81    27 [    ]
                                                                 3-10 N48 #12 to #81    52 [    ]

4TH DOWN RUN  (0 RUN, 0 PASS)                                    4TH DOWN PASS


Minnesota (Sorted by Play type)

1ST DOWN RUN  (16 RUN, 13 PASS)                                  1ST DOWN PASS
1-10 N12 #22   1 [    ]                                          1-10 N37 #8  to #1S    13 [    ]
1-10 M45 #22  -3 [    ]                                          1-10 M47 #8  to #1S     - [    ]
1-10 M17 #22   4 [    ]                                          1-10 M37 #8  to #1S     - [    ]
1-10 M39 #22  61 [    ]                                          1-10 M47 #8  to #1S    53 [    ]
1-1  N01 #22   1 [    ]                                          1-10 M42 #8  to #22     6 [    ]
1-10 M34 #22   4 [    ]                                          1-10 N24 #8  to #22     1 [    ]
1-10 M33 #22   1 [    ]                                          1-10 N35 #8  to #48    23 [    ]
1-10 M32 #22  -1 [    ]                                          1-10 M46 #8  to #7      - [    ]
1-10 M21 #22   5 [    ]                                          1-10 M26 #8  to #7     13 [    ]
1-10 M35 #22  -2 [    ]                                          1-10 M26 #8  to #7      0 [    ]
1-10 N39 #22   5 [    ]                                          1-10 M10 #8  to #7      6 [    ]
1-10 M36 #23   5 [    ]                                          1-10 N41 #8  to #    SACK [    ]
1-15 M46 #8   12 [    ]                                          1-10 M39 #8  to #    SACK [    ]
1-10 N28 #8    3 [    ]
1-9  N09 #8    3 [    ]
1-10 M16 #8    3 [    ]

2ND-SHORT RUN  (1 RUN, 0 PASS)                                   2ND-SHORT PASS
2-3  N42 #22   5 [    ]

2ND-MIDDLE RUN  (3 RUN, 5 PASS)                                  2ND-MIDDLE PASS
2-6  M21 #22   2 [    ]                                          2-5  M26 #8  to #22     0 [    ]
2-6  N06 #22   3 [    ]                                          2-4  M48 #8  to #48    17 [    ]
2-6  M38 #8   -2 [    ]                                          2-5  N34 #8  to #7      3 [    ]
                                                                 2-4  M16 #8  to #7      5 [    ]
                                                                 2-5  M41 #8  to #7      6 [    ]

2ND-LONG RUN  (5 RUN, 9 PASS)                                    2ND-LONG PASS
2-7  M19 #22   2 [    ]                                          2-10 M26 #8  to #16    16 [    ]
2-7  N25 #22   1 [    ]                                          2-10 M37 #8  to #22     - [    ]
2-9  N11 #8    7 [    ]                                          2-21 M28 #8  to #22    18 [    ]
2-10 M47 #8   14 [    ]                                          2-13 M42 #8  to #48    11 [    ]
2-19 M50 #8    5 [    ]                                          2-11 M31 #8  to #7      - [    ]
                                                                 2-9  M34 #8  to #7     13 [    ]
                                                                 2-9  N23 #8  to #7      - [    ]
                                                                 2-10 M46 #8  to #81    16 [    ]
                                                                 2-12 M33 #8  to #       - [    ]

3RD-SHORT RUN  (2 RUN, 1 PASS)                                   3RD-SHORT PASS
3-2  N04 #22   1 [    ]                                          3-2  N47 #8  to #       - [    ]
3-2  N31 #8    3 [    ]

3RD-MIDDLE RUN  (0 RUN, 2 PASS)                                  3RD-MIDDLE PASS
                                                                 3-4  M23 #8  to #16     - [    ]
                                                                 3-3  M46 #8  to #7      - [    ]

3RD-LONG RUN  (0 RUN, 9 PASS)                                    3RD-LONG PASS
                                                                 3-8  M36 #8  to #16     - [    ]
                                                                 3-12 M33 #8  to #1S    11 [    ]
                                                                 3-6  N24 #8  to #48    15 [    ]
                                                                 3-14 N45 #8  to #7      - [    ]
                                                                 3-11 M31 #8  to #7     28 [    ]
                                                                 3-8  N08 #8  to #7      8 [    ]
                                                                 3-5  M26 #8  to #7      7 [    ]
                                                                 3-9  N23 #8  to #7      - [    ]
                                                                 3-10 M37 #8  to #81     9 [    ]

4TH DOWN RUN  (2 RUN, 0 PASS)                                    4TH DOWN PASS
4-1  N03 #22   2 [    ]
4-1  M44 #8    2 [    ]


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