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N. Illinois batters W. Illinois 41-7

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:38 PM DE KALB, Ill.(AP) -- Chad Spann scored three first-half touchdowns to lead Northern Illinois to a 41-7 non-conference victory over intrastate rival Western Illinois on Saturday.

Spann, a junior tailback, scored on runs of 7 and 3 yards plus a 20-yard reception from quarterback Chandler Harnish before a Huskie Stadium crowd of 21,437.

The Huskies (1-1) snapped a three-game losing streak against the Leathernecks dating back to 1996.

Harnish also threw a 4-yard touchdown strike to sophomore receiver Jason Schepler in the first half and went 10 of 14 for 143 yards for the game.

In the second half, Northern Illinois tailback Meco Brown scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, and kicker Mike Salerno hit two field goals.

The lone score for the Leathernecks (1-1) came on quarterback Matt Barrs 14-yard first-quarter run. He finished 14 of 22 for 117 yards.






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    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 41  FinalSep 13 7:40 AM
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    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 41  FinalSep 13 5:25 AM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7 0 0 0 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 14 14 3 10 41 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - TD, CHAD SPANN 7 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK), 1:47.
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7-0
    WESTRN ILLINOIS - TD, MATT BARR 14 YD RUN
    (BRIAN EGAN KICK), 6:32.
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7-7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS - TD, CHAD SP

    Sep 12 10:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG NORTHN ILLINOIS
    MIKE SALERNO 35 YD
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 41 2:18 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 41  4th - 2:18Sep 12 10:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 38 14:56 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 38  4th - 14:56Sep 12 9:50 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7 0 0 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 14 14 3 31 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - TD, CHAD SPANN 7 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK), 1:47.
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7-0
    WESTRN ILLINOIS - TD, MATT BARR 14 YD RUN
    (BRIAN EGAN KICK), 6:32.
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7-7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS

    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 31  End of 3rdSep 12 9:50 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    ME'CO BROWN 1 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 38 14:56 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 38  4th - 14:56Sep 12 9:50 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG NORTHN ILLINOIS
    MIKE SALERNO 25 YD
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 31 3:48 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 31  3rd - 3:48Sep 12 9:40 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7 0 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 14 14 28 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - TD, CHAD SPANN 7 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK), 1:47.
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7-0
    WESTRN ILLINOIS - TD, MATT BARR 14 YD RUN
    (BRIAN EGAN KICK), 6:32.
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7-7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS - TD, C

    Sep 12 9:09 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    JASON SCHEPLER 4 YD PASS FROM CHANDLER HARNISH
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 28 5:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 28  2nd - 5:52Sep 12 8:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 21 12:29 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 21  2nd - 12:29Sep 12 8:23 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - TD, CHAD SPANN 7 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK), 1:47.
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7-0
    WESTRN ILLINOIS - TD, MATT BARR 14 YD RUN
    (BRIAN EGAN KICK), 6:32.
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7-7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS

    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 14  End of 1stSep 12 8:23 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    CHAD SPANN 20 YD PASS FROM CHANDLER HARNISH
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 21 12:35 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 21  2nd - 12:35Sep 12 8:23 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    CHAD SPANN 2 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 14 3:50 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 14  1st - 3:50Sep 12 8:13 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WESTRN ILLINOIS
    MATT BARR 14 YD RUN
    (BRIAN EGAN KICK)
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7 8:28 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Western Illinois 7, Northern Illinois 7  1st - 8:28Sep 12 8:03 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    CHAD SPANN 7 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    WESTRN ILLINOIS 0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7 13:13 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Western Illinois 0, Northern Illinois 7  1st - 13:13Sep 12 7:48 PM