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Enderle leads Idaho past N. Illinois 34-31

Sep 26, 2009 - 11:23 PM DEKALB, Ill.(AP) -- Quarterback Nathan Enderle threw three first-half touchdown passes, but his biggest contribution came late when he helped run down the clock as Idaho slammed the door on a late Northern Illinois comeback to claim a 34-31 non-conference victory Saturday.

The Huskies (2-2) scored twice in less than three minutes to cut the margin to 34-31 with 5:51 to play. But Idaho (3-1) marched back from its own 20 to inside the Northern Illinois 10 to run out the final minutes.

NIU cut the margin to 34-23 with 8:25 to play on Chandler Harnish's 4-yard touchdown pass to Landon Cox.

The Huskies got the ball back four plays later when they blocked a punt inside the Idaho 5-yard line and recovered at the 1. One play later, running back MeCo Brown ran in for a score and added a two-point conversion.

Enderle then guided the Vandals on an 11-play drive to finish the game.

Idaho claimed a 7-3 lead on a 26-yard second-quarter pass play from Enderle to Daniel Hardy and never trailed again. Enderle also threw second-quarter scoring strikes of 21 yards to Deonte Jackson and 58 yards to Princeton McCarty on the way to a 21-13 halftime lead.

DeMaundray Woolridge added a 1-yard third-quarter touchown run and rushed for a game-high 144 yards on 19 carries. Vandals kicker Trey Farquhar hit second-half field goals of 33 and 40 yards.

The Huskies, playing in their 1,000th intercollegiate football game, led 3-0 after one quarter on Mike Salerno's field goal. Salerno added a 50-yarder as time expired in the first half and added a 25-yarder in the third.

Enderle was 18 of 23 for 270 yards, with Eric Greenwood, Preston Davis and Maurice Shaw catching three passes apiece. Harnish was 17 of 23 for 184 yards, and he rushed for another 62 yards. Cox caught five passes for 53 yards.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    IDAHO 0 21 7 6 34
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 3 10 3 15 31 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - FG, MIKE SALERNO 23 YD,
    6:03. NORTHN ILLINOIS 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: IDAHO - TD, DANIEL HARDY 26 YD
    PASS FROM NATHAN ENDERLE
    (TREY FARQUHAR KICK), 1:53.
    IDAHO 7-3
    IDAHO - TD

    Sep 26 6:46 PM
  • 81
    roots
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    Idaho 34, Northern Illinois 31  4th - 5:51Sep 26 6:41 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    ME'CO BROWN 1 YD RUN
    (ME'CO BROWN RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)
    IDAHO 34
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 31 5:51 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Idaho 34, Northern Illinois 31  4th - 5:51Sep 26 6:31 PM
  • 76
    roots
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    Idaho 34, Northern Illinois 31  4th - 5:51Sep 26 6:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    LANDON COX 4 YD PASS FROM CHANDLER HARNISH
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    IDAHO 34
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 23 8:25 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Idaho 34, Northern Illinois 23  4th - 8:25Sep 26 6:26 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG IDAHO
    TREY FARQUHAR 40 YD
    IDAHO 34
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 16 11:30 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Idaho 34, Northern Illinois 16  4th - 11:30Sep 26 6:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG IDAHO
    TREY FARQUHAR 33 YD
    IDAHO 31
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 16 14:41 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Idaho 31, Northern Illinois 16  4th - 14:41Sep 26 6:05 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    IDAHO 0 21 7 28
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 3 10 3 16 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - FG, MIKE SALERNO 23 YD,
    6:03. NORTHN ILLINOIS 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: IDAHO - TD, DANIEL HARDY 26 YD
    PASS FROM NATHAN ENDERLE
    (TREY FARQUHAR KICK), 1:53.
    IDAHO 7-3
    IDAHO

    Sep 26 5:55 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG NORTHN ILLINOIS
    MIKE SALERNO 25 YD
    IDAHO 28
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 16 3:12 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Idaho 28, Northern Illinois 16  3rd - 3:12Sep 26 5:50 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD IDAHO
    DEMAUNDRAY WOOLRIDGE 1 YD RUN
    (TREY FARQUHAR KICK)
    IDAHO 28
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 13 7:59 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Idaho 28, Northern Illinois 13  3rd - 7:59Sep 26 5:35 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG NORTHN ILLINOIS
    MIKE SALERNO 50 YD
    IDAHO 21
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 13 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Idaho 21, Northern Illinois 13  HalfSep 26 5:05 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD IDAHO
    PRINCETON MCCARTY 58 YD PASS FROM NATHAN ENDERLE
    (TREY FARQUHAR KICK)
    IDAHO 21
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 10 0:47 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Idaho 21, Northern Illinois 10  2nd - 0:47Sep 26 5:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    TYRONE CLARK 8 YD PASS FROM CHANDLER HARNISH
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    IDAHO 14
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 10 1:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Idaho 14, Northern Illinois 10  2nd - 1:50Sep 26 4:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD IDAHO
    DEONTE' JACKSON 21 YD PASS FROM NATHAN ENDERLE
    (TREY FARQUHAR KICK)
    IDAHO 14
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 3 5:34 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Idaho 14, Northern Illinois 3  2nd - 5:34Sep 26 4:39 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD IDAHO
    DANIEL HARDY 26 YD PASS FROM NATHAN ENDERLE
    (TREY FARQUHAR KICK)
    IDAHO 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 3 13:07 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Idaho 7, Northern Illinois 3  2nd - 13:07Sep 26 4:24 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    IDAHO 0 0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - FG, MIKE SALERNO 23 YD,
    6:03. NORTHN ILLINOIS 3-0

    Sep 26 4:09 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG NORTHN ILLINOIS
    MIKE SALERNO 23 YD
    IDAHO 0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 3 8:57 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Idaho 0, Northern Illinois 3  1st - 8:57Sep 26 3:54 PM