October 16, 2010 - 3:18 PM
Final: NIU 45, UB 14
---Zordich is in the game at QB.
Warming up: True freshman QB Alex Zordich is warming up on the sidelines. NIU backup QB Jordan Lynch just went 91-yards for a TD and the Huskies lead 45-14.
NIU 37, UB 14, 7:19 left in the game: The Huskies have pretty much put this game away. Harnish scored on a 12-yard keeper. Because the offense can't move the ball, UB's defense has been on the field for nearly 35 minutes.
Injury update: Violanti will return to the game on the Bulls next series.
Injury: ILB Raphael Akobundu limped off the field and sophomore Mark Richardson is now in the game.
NIU 31, UB 14, end of the third: Bulls have the ball 4th and 2 on the NIU 31 to start the fourth. The wind is on their backs so they may try the 48-yard field goal. Bulls go for it and the pass was nearly picked off. Turnover on downs.
Injury: Center Josh Violanti is down with an injury. He was holding his arm. His backup is true freshman Jasen Carlson.
NIU 31, UB 14, 3:51 left in the third quarter: Spann's 2-yard run capped a 51-yard drive for the Huskies, their longest of the game.
NIU 24, UB 14, 12:02 left in the third quarter: Cklamovski finally hit a FG and the Huskies extend their lead. DE Steven Means had his career best in tackles in the first half with seven.
Injury report: Thermilius is out for the game with a knee injury.
NIU 21, UB 14, halftime: For the Bulls, it's all about ball secruity. The defense has limited the Huskies big plays but the offense has to build some kind of momentum. They have just two first downs, 40 yards rushing and Davis is 3 for 12 with a touchdown and interception.
NIU 21, UB 14, 31 seconds left in the half: Finally something for the UB offense to smile about. Davis hit Marcus Rivers on an 81-yard TD pass.
NIU 21, UB 7, 1:10 left in the half: Chad Spann's 1-yard TD run gives the Huskies 21 points off three UB turnovers. The Bulls defense isn't recieving any help from the offense which has just 44 yards.
Injury: DE Steven Means is walking off the field under his own power. Looks like he injured his arm.
Interception: The Huskies Chris Smith intercepted Jerry Davis and returned it 20 yards to the Bulls 5. Turnovers, as usual, are killing the Bulls.
NIU 14, UB 7, 2:57 left in the half: Willie Clark beat Sherrod Lott in the corner of the end zone for a 25 yard TD.
Fumble: Brandon Oliver fumbled on the Bulls 32 with 4:18 left in the half, but the play is under review. The play stands.
Interception: Domonic Cook picked off a pass in the end zone. Harnish overthrew his reciever and right into the hands of Cook.
UB 7, Northern Illinois 7, 7:32 left in the second quarter: Bulls DE Gordon DuBois picked off Harnish and returned it 27 yards for the touchdown. It was DuBois first career INT and TD. Khalil Mack hit Harnish as he was throwing, forcing the bad toss.
Northern Illinois 7, UB 0, 8:35 left in the second quarter: UB just got another break. NIU kicker Michael Cklamovski just missed his third FG of the game, this one from 25 yards out. The Bulls have just 25 yards of offense.
Northern Illinois 7, UB 0, 11:05 left in the second quarter: The Huskies' Jimmie Ward partially blocked a punt by Schum that landed at the UB 20.
Injury report: Brandon Thermilius was helped off the field by trainers. He was injured during a kickoff return.
Northern Illinois 7, UB 0 11:58 left in the second quarter: The first error of the game for the Bulls is a big one. Punter Jacob Schum fumbled the snap and was tackled by Northern's Kiaree Daniels at the UB 7. QB Chandler Harnish threw a 10-yard TD pass to Landon Cox.
UB 0, Northern Illinois 0, end of first quarter: Sophomore outside linebacker Jaleel Verser just recorded the first sack of his career to force fourth down on the Huskies. Both defenses are playing well.
UB 0, Northern Illinois 0, 3:17 left in the first quarter: No score yet but the offense line is giving Jerry Davis plenty of time to throw. Northern Illinois has missed two FGs, including one from 26 yards.
Pregame: Senior DE Jerry Housey will make his first start of the season while sophomore OLB Dalonte Wallace (knee) is out for the game. ... Justin Winters, Peter Bittner and A.J. Principe are today's captains.