NCAAF Game Recap - Northern Illinois at Ohio
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

Oct 12, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Northern Illinois (2-4)

10

0

12

17

39

Ohio (2-4)

7

14

0

15

36

Game-ending FG lifts N. Illinois to a 39-36 win over Ohio
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:44 PM

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) John Richardson booted a field goal as time expired to give Northern Illinois a 39-36 victory over Ohio on Saturday.

The teams scored two touchdowns apiece in a back-and-forth fourth quarter to arrive at a 36-all tie with 3:38 remaining. Ross Bowers led the Huskies (2-4, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) on a 56-yard drive and Richardson capped it with his 37-yard field goal as time expired for the win.

Richardson also kicked a 51-yard field goal late in the first quarter.

Bowers had 338 yards and a score passing for the Huskies. Tre Harbison ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns.

The Huskies' Corey Lersch blocked the first punt of the game, following a three-and-out by Ohio, and Adam Buirge returned it for a Northern Illinois touchdown. Ohio answered with three first-half touchdowns to lead 21-10 at intermission.

Harbinson's two touchdown runs in the third quarter gave the Huskies a 22-21 lead going into the wild fourth.

Nathan Rourke threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns for the Bobcats (2-4, 1-1).

Passing

NIU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Bowers 39 23 59.0 1 338 48 1 85.2
M. Childers 1 1 100.0 0 3 3 0 79.2
Ohio Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
I. Cox 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
N. Rourke 31 19 61.3 2 258 47 0 109.3

Rushing

NIU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Harbison 25 113 4.5 23 3
M. Childers 2 75 37.5 70 0
Ohio Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
N. Rourke 12 80 6.7 19 1
O. Allison 11 79 7.2 34 0

Receiving

NIU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Tucker 8 118 14.8 45 0
M. Brinkman 5 100 20.0 48 0
Ohio Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Hooks 7 131 18.7 47 1
R. Luehrman 4 53 13.3 21 1

Fumbles

Returning

NIU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Lersch 0 - 0 0 1 20.0 0 0
Ohio KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Knock 5 27.4 0 34 1 17.0 0 17
I. Cox 1 20.0 0 20 0 - 0 0

Punting

NIU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Ference 2 82 41.0 50
Ohio Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Farkas 4 174 43.5 47

Takeaways

Ohio Int Yds InTD
I. Motley 1 14 0

Team Stats Comparison

NIU Ohio
Points For 39 36
Total Yards 510 438
Rushing Yards 169 178
Passing Yards 341 260
Passing Completions / Attempts 24/40 20/33
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 0/0
First Downs 22 24
Penalties - Yards 3/11 6/70
Time Of Possession 55:55 5:05
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 10/16 6/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 2/41 5/35

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter NIU Ohio
NIU 2:07 TD Adam Buirge 3 yd blocked punt return (John Richardson kick) 7 0
Ohio 6:54 TD Nathan Rourke 8 yd run (Louie Zervos kick) 7 7
NIU 9:11 FG John Richardson 51 yd FG 10 7
2nd Quarter NIU Ohio
Ohio 2:46 TD Nathan Rourke 2 yd pass from DL Knock (Louie Zervos kick) 10 14
Ohio 11:24 TD Austen Pleasants 2 yd run (Louie Zervos kick) 10 21
3rd Quarter NIU Ohio
NIU 5:16 TD Tre Harbison 4 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 16 21
NIU 11:47 TD Tre Harbison 1 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 22 21
4th Quarter NIU Ohio
NIU 2:52 TD Tyrice Richie 30 yd pass from Ross Bowers (John Richardson kick) 29 21
Ohio 6:35 TD Ryan Luehrman 8 yd pass from Nathan Rourke (JULIAN ROSS 2pt run) 29 29
NIU 9:45 TD Tre Harbison 3 yd run (John Richardson kick) 36 29
Ohio 11:22 TD Shane Hooks 47 yd pass from Nathan Rourke (Louie Zervos kick) 36 36
NIU 15:00 FG John Richardson 37 yd FG 39 36

Game Information

Stadium: Peden Stadium, Athens, Ohio
Attendance: 18,019
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