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N. Illinois topples Ball State 26-20

Nov 13, 2009 - 3:56 AM DEKALB, Ill.(AP) -- Quarterback Chandler Harnish threw a touchdown pass in his first appearance in nearly a month as Northern Illinois topped Ball State on Thursday.

The Huskies (7-3, 5-1 Mid-American West) won their fourth straight while the Cardinals (1-9, 1-5) dropped their sixth game by seven or fewer points.

Harnish had missed three games with a knee injury. He hit wide receiver Marcus Lewis on a 6-yard scoring play late in the third quarter for a 26-13 lead.

Ball State cut it to 26-20 on Tanner Justice's 29-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Ifft with 6:53 left in regulation.

The teams traded touchdowns on their respective first possessions. The Huskies added a safety and a six-yard Chad Spann touchdown for a 16-7 lead late in the first quarter.

A pair of second-quarter field goals by Ian McGarvey trimmed the deficit to 16-13. Huskie kicker Mike Salerno got one back with a 41-yard third-quarter field goal.






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    Ball State 20, Northern Illinois 26  FinalNov 13 12:16 AM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 7 6 0 7 20
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 16 0 10 0 26 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BALL ST - TD, ERIC WILLIAMS 5 YD RUN
    (IAN MCGARVEY KICK), 1:55.
    BALL ST 7-0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS - TD, PRESTON WILLIAMS 9 YD
    PASS FROM DEMARCUS GRADY
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK), 7:34.
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7-7
    NORTH

    Nov 12 9:14 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BALL ST
    DANIEL IFFT 29 YD PASS FROM TANNER JUSTICE
    (IAN MCGARVEY KICK)
    BALL ST 20
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 26 5:27 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Ball State 20, Northern Illinois 26  4th - 5:27Nov 12 8:54 PM
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    Ball State 20, Northern Illinois 26  4th - 5:27Nov 12 8:54 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 7 6 0 13
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 16 0 10 26 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BALL ST - TD, ERIC WILLIAMS 5 YD RUN
    (IAN MCGARVEY KICK), 1:55.
    BALL ST 7-0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS - TD, PRESTON WILLIAMS 9 YD
    PASS FROM DEMARCUS GRADY
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK), 7:34.
    NORTHN ILLI

    Nov 12 8:34 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    MARCUS LEWIS 6 YD PASS FROM CHANDLER HARNISH
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    BALL ST 13
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 26 4:56 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ball State 13, Northern Illinois 26  3rd - 4:56Nov 12 8:14 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG NORTHN ILLINOIS
    MIKE SALERNO 41 YD
    BALL ST 13
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 19 9:53 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ball State 13, Northern Illinois 19  3rd - 9:53Nov 12 8:04 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 7 6 13
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 16 0 16 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BALL ST - TD, ERIC WILLIAMS 5 YD RUN
    (IAN MCGARVEY KICK), 1:55.
    BALL ST 7-0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS - TD, PRESTON WILLIAMS 9 YD
    PASS FROM DEMARCUS GRADY
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK), 7:34.
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7-7

    Nov 12 7:49 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG BALL ST
    IAN MCGARVEY 30 YD
    BALL ST 13
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 16 6:47 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ball State 13, Northern Illinois 16  2nd - 6:47Nov 12 7:14 PM


  • NCAAF
    BALL ST 10
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 16 12:43 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ball State 10, Northern Illinois 16  2nd - 12:43Nov 12 6:54 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 7 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 16 16 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BALL ST - TD, ERIC WILLIAMS 5 YD RUN
    (IAN MCGARVEY KICK), 1:55.
    BALL ST 7-0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS - TD, PRESTON WILLIAMS 9 YD
    PASS FROM DEMARCUS GRADY
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK), 7:34.
    NORTHN ILLI

    Ball State 7, Northern Illinois 16  End of 1stNov 12 6:54 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG BALL ST
    IAN MCGARVEY 38 YD
    BALL ST 10
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 16 14:51 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ball State 10, Northern Illinois 16  2nd - 14:51Nov 12 6:54 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    CHAD SPANN 6 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    BALL ST 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 16 3:06 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ball State 7, Northern Illinois 16  1st - 3:06Nov 12 6:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    SAFETY NORTHN ILLINOIS
    SEAN PROGAR RAN OUT OF END ZONE
    BALL ST 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 9 6:34 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ball State 7, Northern Illinois 9  1st - 6:34Nov 12 6:34 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    PRESTON WILLIAMS 9 YD PASS FROM DEMARCUS GRADY
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    BALL ST 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7 7:26 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ball State 7, Northern Illinois 7  1st - 7:26Nov 12 6:29 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BALL ST
    ERIC WILLIAMS 5 YD RUN
    (IAN MCGARVEY KICK)
    BALL ST 7
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 0 13:05 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ball State 7, Northern Illinois 0  1st - 13:05Nov 12 6:14 PM
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