NCAAF Game Recap - Ball State at Northern Illinois
Sat Oct 5, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

UGA
43
Tenn
14
F
MSU
10
OHSt
34
F
UtSt
6
LSU
42
F
Okla
45
Kans
20
F
Aub
13
Fla
24
F
Kent
0
Wisc
48
F
BGSU
0
ND
52
F
Tex
42
WVU
31
F
Purd
7
PSU
35
F
Cal
7
Oreg
17
F
Iowa
3
Mich
10
F
Wash
13
Stan
23
F
Boise
38
UNLV
13
F
UCF
24
Cin
27
F
OkSt
35
TxTch
45
F
Tuls
37
SMU
43
F(2OT)
GaSo
20
SoAl
17
F(1OT)
Temp
27
ECU
17
F
NM
21
SJSU
32
F
SoFL
48
UConn
22
F
MD
48
Rut
7
F
Tul
42
Army
33
F
BC
39
Lou
41
F
TCU
24
IASt
49
F
E Mi
16
C Mi
42
F
Ball
27
NIU
20
F
WestMI
24
Toled
31
F
ArkSt
38
GASt
52
F
Ohio
21
Buff
20
F OT
Ill
17
Minn
40
F
Marsh
13
MidTN
24
F
Bayl
31
K St
12
F
AF
25
Navy
34
F
VaTec
42
MiaFL
35
F
Mem
52
ULMon
33
F
NW
10
Neb
13
F
Troy
10
Mizzu
42
F
UNC
38
GATec
22
F
Ariz
35
Colo
30
F
W Ky
20
OD
3
F
Rice
20
UAB
35
F
UMass
0
FLInt
44
F
Vand
6
Miss
31
F
UTSA
26
UTEP
16
F
Lib
20
NMSt
13
F
Pitt
33
Duke
30
F
OreSt
48
UCLA
31
F
SDSU
24
ColSt
10
F

Oct 5, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Ball State (2-3)

0

3

14

10

27

Northern Illinois (1-4)

14

3

0

3

20

Huntley runs for 2 TDs, Ball State rallies past NIU
Sat Oct 5, 2019 7:24 PM

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Caleb Huntley ran 35 times for 157 yards and two TDs, and Ball State rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Northern Illinois 27-20 in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.

The Cardinals (2-3) trailed 17-3 at halftime and Ryan Rimmler kicked a 25-yard field goal to cut into the deficit in the middle of the third quarter. On the ensuing possession, the Huskies (1-4) fumbled deep in their territory. Huntley scored on the first play - a 3-yard run - and Drew Plitt passed to Justin Hall for the two-point conversion, pulling Ball State to 17-14.

Rimmler kicked a 42-yard field goal late in the third quarter to tie it at 17. Huntley followed with a 45-yard TD run to give the Cardinals a 24-17 lead.

Tre Harbison ran 22 times for 146 yards for the Huskies.

Passing

Ball Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Plitt 14 4 28.6 0 34 15 1 9.8
NIU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Bowers 43 21 48.8 0 241 27 1 56.4

Rushing

Ball Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Huntley 35 157 4.5 45 2
W. Fletcher 10 35 3.5 14 0
NIU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Harbison 22 146 6.6 40 2
T. Richie 1 13 13.0 13 0

Receiving

Ball Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Miller 1 15 15.0 15 0
Y. Tyler 1 7 7.0 7 0
NIU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Crawford 5 85 17.0 27 0
C. Tucker 4 69 17.3 24 0

Fumbles

Ball F FL
D. Plitt 3 1
NIU F FL
T. Harbison 1 1
R. Bowers 2 1

Returning

Ball KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Dunner 2 24.5 0 34 0 - 0 0
R. Miller 0 - 0 0 1 -1.0 0 0
NIU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Jones 2 7.5 0 15 0 - 0 0
C. Tucker 0 - 0 0 2 4.5 0 5

Punting

Ball Punt Yds Avg LgPu
N. Snyder 7 283 40.4 53
NIU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Ference 7 275 39.3 49

Takeaways

Ball Int Yds InTD
A. Uzodinma II 1 40 0
C. Albright 0 0 0
NIU Int Yds InTD
A. Jones-Davis 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Ball NIU
Points For 27 20
Total Yards 269 388
Rushing Yards 235 147
Passing Yards 34 241
Passing Completions / Attempts 4/14 21/43
Turnovers 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 3/1 4/2
First Downs 20 18
Penalties - Yards 4/35 12/111
Time Of Possession 2:02 58:58
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/15 4/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 7/40 7/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Ball NIU
NIU 1:15 TD Tre Harbison 19 yd run (John Richardson kick) 0 7
NIU 6:24 TD Tre Harbison 28 yd run (John Richardson kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter Ball NIU
Ball 0:08 FG Ryan Rimmler 24 yd FG 3 14
NIU 7:51 FG John Richardson 24 yd FG 3 17
3rd Quarter Ball NIU
Ball 8:15 FG Ryan Rimmler 25 yd FG 6 17
Ball 8:59 TD Caleb Huntley 3 yd run (Justin Hall 2pt pass from Drew Plitt) 14 17
Ball 14:34 FG Ryan Rimmler 42 yd FG 17 17
4th Quarter Ball NIU
Ball 0:26 TD Caleb Huntley 45 yd run (Ryan Rimmler kick) 24 17
Ball 7:33 FG Ryan Rimmler 22 yd FG 27 17
NIU 12:15 FG John Richardson 38 yd FG 27 20

Game Information

Stadium: Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, Illinois
Attendance: 10,365
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