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Ohio holds off Northern Illinois 38-31

Nov 22, 2009 - 2:45 AM ATHENS, Ohio(AP) -- Theo Scott threw three touchdown passes to lead Ohio to a 38-31 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday, keeping the Bobcats' Mid-American Conference title hopes alive.

Ohio (8-3, 6-1), which won its 200th MAC game, maintained second place in the conference's East division. The Bobcats host first-place Temple next Saturday with the winner booking a spot in the MAC title game at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 4.

Scott finished 16-for-28 with 138 yards for the Bobcats, who sneaked past the second-place team in the MAC's West Division to set up next week's showdown. LaVon Brazill caught touchdown passes of 37 and 27 yards, and scored on a 91-yard punt return.

Trailing 28-24 early in the fourth, Scott's 7-yard TD pass and Julian Posey's 41-yard interception return put Ohio up 38-28.

Chandler Harnish had 307 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for the Huskies (7-4, 5-2).






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    Northern Illinois 31, Ohio 38  FinalNov 21 5:34 PM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7 7 7 10 31
    OHIO 14 0 10 14 38 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO - TD, LAVON BRAZILL 27 YD
    PASS FROM THEO SCOTT (MATT
    WELLER KICK), 1:34. OHIO 7-0
    OHIO - TD, LAVON BRAZILL 91 YD
    PUNT RETURN (MATT WELLER
    KICK), 4:35. OHIO 14-0
    NORTHN ILLINOIS -

    Nov 21 5:30 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG NORTHN ILLINOIS
    MIKE SALERNO 28 YD
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 31
    OHIO 38 0:42 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Northern Illinois 31, Ohio 38  4th - 0:42Nov 21 5:30 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO
    JULIAN (JOONIE) POSEY 41 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (MATT WELLER KICK)
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 28
    OHIO 38 1:39 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Northern Illinois 28, Ohio 38  4th - 1:39Nov 21 5:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO
    TAYLOR PRICE 7 YD PASS FROM THEO SCOTT
    (MATT WELLER KICK)
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 28
    OHIO 31 5:38 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Northern Illinois 28, Ohio 31  4th - 5:38Nov 21 5:10 PM
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    Northern Illinois 28, Ohio 31  4th - 5:38Nov 21 5:10 PM


  • NCAAF
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 28
    OHIO 24 10:38 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Northern Illinois 28, Ohio 24  4th - 10:38Nov 21 4:50 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7 7 7 21
    OHIO 14 0 10 24 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO - TD, LAVON BRAZILL 27 YD
    PASS FROM THEO SCOTT (MATT
    WELLER KICK), 1:34. OHIO 7-0
    OHIO - TD, LAVON BRAZILL 91 YD
    PUNT RETURN (MATT WELLER
    KICK), 4:35. OHIO 14-0
    NOR

    Northern Illinois 21, Ohio 24  End of 3rdNov 21 4:50 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    MARCUS LEWIS 26 YD PASS FROM CHANDLER HARNISH
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 28
    OHIO 24 10:38 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Northern Illinois 28, Ohio 24  4th - 10:38Nov 21 4:50 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO
    LAVON BRAZILL 9 YD PASS FROM THEO SCOTT
    (MATT WELLER KICK)
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 21
    OHIO 24 0:37 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Northern Illinois 21, Ohio 24  3rd - 0:37Nov 21 4:35 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    CHAD SPANN 1 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 21
    OHIO 17 4:10 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Northern Illinois 21, Ohio 17  3rd - 4:10Nov 21 4:30 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG OHIO
    MATT WELLER 28 YD
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 14
    OHIO 17 5:58 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Northern Illinois 14, Ohio 17  3rd - 5:58Nov 21 4:14 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7 7 14
    OHIO 14 0 14 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO - TD, LAVON BRAZILL 27 YD
    PASS FROM THEO SCOTT (MATT
    WELLER KICK), 1:34. OHIO 7-0
    OHIO - TD, LAVON BRAZILL 91 YD
    PUNT RETURN (MATT WELLER
    KICK), 4:35. OHIO 14-0
    NORTHN ILLI

    Nov 21 3:39 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    CHAD SPANN 1 YD RUN
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 14
    OHIO 14 7:59 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Northern Illinois 14, Ohio 14  2nd - 7:59Nov 21 3:08 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7 7
    OHIO 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO - TD, LAVON BRAZILL 27 YD
    PASS FROM THEO SCOTT (MATT
    WELLER KICK), 1:34. OHIO 7-0
    OHIO - TD, LAVON BRAZILL 91 YD
    PUNT RETURN (MATT WELLER
    KICK), 4:35. OHIO 14-0
    NOR

    Nov 21 2:53 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTHN ILLINOIS
    KYLE SKARB 23 YD PASS FROM CHANDLER HARNISH
    (MIKE SALERNO KICK)
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 7
    OHIO 14 4:02 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Northern Illinois 7, Ohio 14  1st - 4:02Nov 21 2:33 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO
    LAVON BRAZILL 91 YD PUNT RETURN
    (MATT WELLER KICK)
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 0
    OHIO 14 10:25 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Northern Illinois 0, Ohio 14  1st - 10:25Nov 21 2:23 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO
    LAVON BRAZILL 27 YD PASS FROM THEO SCOTT
    (MATT WELLER KICK)
    NORTHN ILLINOIS 0
    OHIO 7 13:26 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Northern Illinois 0, Ohio 7  1st - 13:26Nov 21 2:18 PM