Scores

Final

N Illinois 27

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Minnesota 31

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: BTN

7:00 PM ET, August 30, 2008

1 2 3 4 T
NIU 0 10 10 727
MINN 7 3 14 731

Top Performers

Passing: C. Harnish (NIU) - 326 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Bennett (MINN) - 18 CAR, 92 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: N. Palmer (NIU) - 3 REC, 170 YDS, 2 TD

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNIUMINN
TD06:03Eric Decker 8 Yd Pass From Adam Weber (Joel Monroe Kick)
Drive: 18 plays, 90 yds, 8:57
07
SECOND QUARTERNIUMINN
TD10:45Justin Anderson 2 Yd Run (Mike Salerno Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 74 yds, 4:54
77
FG06:02Joel Monroe 40 Yd
Drive: 6 plays, 26 yds, 2:29
710
FG00:55Mike Salerno 39 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, 5 yds, 1:45
1010
THIRD QUARTERNIUMINN
TD11:25Jack Simmons 53 Yd Pass From Adam Weber (Joel Monroe Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 64 yds, 1:17
1017
FG08:27Mike Salerno 49 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 40 yds, 2:58
1317
TD08:07Duane Bennett 61 Yd Run (Joel Monroe Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 61 yds, :20
1324
TD06:59Nathan Palmer 91 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Mike Salerno Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 91 yds, 1:08
2024
FOURTH QUARTERNIUMINN
TD08:09Nathan Palmer 52 Yd Pass From Chandler Harnish (Mike Salerno Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 80 yds, 2:03
2724
TD00:22Duane Bennett 1 Yd Run (Joel Monroe Kick) 2731

Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
MINN
1st Downs1518
3rd down efficiency
6-145-14
4th down efficiency
0-02-2
Total Yards398425
Passing326298
Comp-Att
17-3024-37
Yards per pass
10.98.1
Rushing72127
Rushing Attempts
3131
Yards per rush
2.34.1
Penalties2-143-20
Turnovers11
Fumbles lost
11
Interceptions thrown
00
Possession29:4930:11
Northern Illinois Passing
 C/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
C. Harnish17/2932611.22075.8
-. Team0/100.000-
Team17/3032610.920-
Minnesota Passing
 C/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
A. Weber24/372988.12071.5
Team24/372988.120-
Northern Illinois Rushing
 CARYDSAVGTDLG
J. Anderson13342.6112
M. Clanton5173.4015
M. Brown4112.809
C. Harnish8101.3013
R. Crider100.000
Team31722.3115
Minnesota Rushing
 CARYDSAVGTDLG
D. Bennett18925.1261
A. Weber12302.5014
D. Eskridge155.005
Team311274.1261
Northern Illinois Receiving
 RECYDSAVGTDLG
N. Palmer317056.7291
M. Simon34916.3026
R. Cunningham23517.5018
R. Crider23015.0018
B. Davis4246.0011
K. Skarb2136.509
L. Cox155.005
Team1732619.2291
Minnesota Receiving
 RECYDSAVGTDLG
E. Decker10898.9128
J. Simmons37725.7153
N. Tow-Arnett46616.5023
D. Bennett4256.3018
R. Spry22512.5016
B. Kuznia11616.0016
Team2429812.4253
Northern Illinois Kick Returns
 NOYDSAVGLG
M. Brown59619.223
Team59619.223
Minnesota Kick Returns
 NOYDSAVGLG
J. Thomas36822.735
T. Stoudermire Jr.27437.039
Team514228.439
Northern Illinois Punt Returns
 NOYDSAVGLG
C. Spann199.00
Team199.00
Minnesota Punt Returns
 NOYDSAVGLG
Team000.00
Northern Illinois Kicking
 FGPCTLONGXPPTS
M. Salerno2/2100.0493/39
Team2/2100.0493/39
Minnesota Kicking
 FGPCTLONGXPPTS
J. Monroe1/1100.0404/47
Team1/1100.0404/47
Northern Illinois Punting
 TOTYDSAVGTB-20LG
A. Dittbenner624440.70146
Team624440.70146
Minnesota Punting
 TOTYDSAVGTB-20LG
J. Kucek521643.22154
-. Team100.0000
Team621636.02154
ATTENDANCE: 44,029