Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 24

(2-2, 0-1 MAC)

N Illinois 55

(4-1, 1-0 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, September 29, 2012

Huskie Stadium, Dekalb, IL

1 2 3 4 T
CMU 7 7 10 024
NIU 14 10 10 2155

Top Performers

Passing: R. Radcliff (CMU) - 332 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: L. Settle (NIU) - 23 CAR, 152 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Wilson (CMU) - 8 REC, 111 YDS

N. Illinois 55, Cent. Michigan 24

Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- Leighton Settle ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns, and Northern Illinois ran its home winning streak to 18 games Saturday with a 55-24 victory over Central Michigan in both teams' Mid-American Conference opener.

Settle opened the scoring with an 11-yard run in the first quarter before adding a 6-yard TD in the second. In the fourth, he ran 46 yards down the sideline to help seal the victory for the Huskies (4-1), who closed the game on a 31-3 run.

Jordan Lynch threw for 215 yards and a touchdown and added 144 yards rushing, and he and Keith Harris Jr. each scored on the ground. Mathew Sims kicked two field goals and ran 14 yards for a score on a fake field-goal attempt.

Ryan Radcliff threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns, including a 92-yarder to Titus Davis, for the Chippewas (2-2), and Zurlon Tipton added a rushing score.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
NIU
1st Downs2032
Total Yards462622
Passing332215
Rushing130407
Penalties6-515-49
3rd Down Conversions7-158-16
4th Down Conversions1-13-3
Turnovers20
Possession32:0927:51

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Radcliff20/393328.521
Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lynch14/322156.710

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tipton15664.4113
Garland9546.0014
Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Settle231526.6346
Lynch211446.9149

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson811113.9039
Davis19292.0192
Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ashford56412.8028
Moore34515.0123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCMUNIU
TD09:01Leighton Settle 11 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 07
TD03:59Martel Moore 14 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 014
TD01:19Zurlon Tipton 37 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERCMUNIU
FG12:53Mathew Sims 43 Yd 717
TD10:16Leighton Settle 6 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 724
TD02:58Zurlon Tipton 13 Yd Run (David Harman Kick) 1424
THIRD QUARTERCMUNIU
TD14:41Titus Davis 92 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 2124
FG10:36Mathew Sims 20 Yd 2127
TD04:29Jordan Lynch 9 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 2134
FG01:02David Harman 42 Yd 2434
FOURTH QUARTERCMUNIU
TD11:28Mathew Sims 7 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 2441
TD03:43Leighton Settle 46 Yd Run (Tyler Wedel Kick) 2448
TD01:04Keith Harris Jr. 4 Yd Run (Tyler Wedel Kick) 2455