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Spann's late TDs lead Northern Illinois past Akron

Oct 31, 2009 - 8:05 PM DE KALB, Ill.(AP) -- Tailback Chad Spann scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns and rushed for a game-high 125 yards as Northern Illinois came from behind to beat Akron 27-10 Saturday.

Spanns 28-yard touchdown run with 13:35 to play erased a 10-6 deficit. He added a 2-yard scoring run with 7:59 showing as the Huskies (5-3, 3-1 Mid-American) won their second straight.

Nathan Palmer added a 7-yard touchdown run for Northern Illinois with 46 seconds left.

Freshman quarterback Patrick Nicely went 11 of 27 for 124 yards in his collegiate debut as the Zips (1-7, 0-4) lost their sixth straight.

Mike Salerno hit two first-half field goals as the Huskies built a 6-0 advantage.

Akron claimed its lone lead with 5:25 left in the third quarter when running back Alex Allen took a pitch from Nicely and connected with wide receiver Andre Jones on an 80-yard touchdown play for a 7-6 edge.

Jones had six catches for 154 yards. Northern Illinois quarterback DeMarcus Grady rushed for 109 yards on 20 carries and was 10 of 18 for 62 yards.






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    Akron 10, Northern Illinois 27  FinalOct 31 5:37 PM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    AKRON 0 0 10 0 10
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 3 3 0 21 27 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - FG, MIKE SALERNO 22 YD,
    12:19. NORTHN ILLINOIS 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - FG, MIKE SALERNO 37 YD,
    12:10. NORTHN ILLINOIS 6-0
    3RD QUARTER: AKRON - FG, BRANKO ROGOVIC 34 Y

    Oct 31 3:26 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    NATHAN PALMER 7 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    AKRON 10
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 27 0:46 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Akron 10, Northern Illinois 27  4th - 0:46Oct 31 3:26 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    CHAD SPANN 2 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    AKRON 10
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 20 7:59 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Akron 10, Northern Illinois 20  4th - 7:59Oct 31 2:56 PM


  • NCAAF
    AKRON 10
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 13 13:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Akron 10, Northern Illinois 13  4th - 13:35Oct 31 2:46 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    AKRON 0 0 10 10
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 3 3 0 6 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - FG, MIKE SALERNO 22 YD,
    12:19. NORTHN ILLINOIS 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - FG, MIKE SALERNO 37 YD,
    12:10. NORTHN ILLINOIS 6-0
    3RD QUARTER: AKRON - FG, BRANK

    Akron 10, Northern Illinois 6  End of 3rdOct 31 2:46 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    CHAD SPANN 28 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    AKRON 10
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 13 13:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Akron 10, Northern Illinois 13  4th - 13:35Oct 31 2:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD AKRON
    ANDRE JONES 80 YD PASS FROM ALEX ALLEN
    (BRANKO ROGOVIC KICK)
    AKRON 10
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 6 5:25 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Akron 10, Northern Illinois 6  3rd - 5:25Oct 31 2:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG AKRON
    BRANKO ROGOVIC 34 YD
    AKRON 3
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 6 10:42 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Akron 3, Northern Illinois 6  3rd - 10:42Oct 31 2:00 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    AKRON 0 0 0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 3 3 6 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - FG, MIKE SALERNO 22 YD,
    12:19. NORTHN ILLINOIS 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - FG, MIKE SALERNO 37 YD,
    12:10. NORTHN ILLINOIS 6-0

    Oct 31 1:35 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG NORTHN ILLINOIS
    MIKE SALERNO 37 YD
    AKRON 0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 6 2:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Akron 0, Northern Illinois 6  2nd - 2:50Oct 31 1:30 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    AKRON 0 0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTHN ILLINOIS - FG, MIKE SALERNO 22 YD,
    12:19. NORTHN ILLINOIS 3-0

    Oct 31 12:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG NORTHN ILLINOIS
    MIKE SALERNO 22 YD
    AKRON 0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 3 2:41 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Akron 0, Northern Illinois 3  1st - 2:41Oct 31 12:34 PM