Northern Illinois 55, Purdue 24

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Ross Ade Stadium
Attendance - 54258

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northern Illinois 10 17 21 7 55
Purdue 7 3 7 7 24

Recap


Northern Illinois 55, Purdue 24: Jordan Lynch threw three touchdowns and rushed for another as the visiting Huskies kept their perfect record intact with a comfortable win over the Boilermakers.

Da'Ron Brown caught two touchdown passes and Juwan Brescacin hauled in another as Northern Illinois (4-0) scored on its first five possessions and never looked back. The Huskies' defense forced five turnovers with Dechane Durante intercepting two passes and Jimmie Ward returning a pick for a score. Tommylee Lewis also chipped in with 99 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Rob Henry completed just 5-of-16 passes with one touchdown and two interceptions for Purdue (1-4) before he was pulled in favor of Danny Etling. The freshman quarterback fared a little better, completing 19-of-39 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns but also threw two interceptions. Cameron Posey, Akeem Hunt and Justin Sinz caught touchdown passes in a losing cause.

The Huskies opened the scoring when Mathew Sims kicked a 44-yard field goal before Purdue answered with Henry's 44-yard touchdown pass to Hunt with 6:13 remaining in the first quarter. Northern Illinois reeled off 24 consecutive points after two touchdown catches by Brown and one from Brescacin to take a commanding 27-10 lead into halftime.

Northern Illinois padded its advantage as Lewis returned the opening second-half kickoff for a touchdown. The Huskies extended the advantage when Ward picked off a pass from Etling for a 62-yard score. Purdue cut into the lead when Etling threw his first career touchdown pass to Posey midway through the third quarter but touchdowns by Lynch and Tim Semisch put the game out of reach.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Northern Illinois is the first MAC team to defeat two Big Ten opponents in a single regular season. … The Huskies have won 11 straight road contests. … Purdue fell to 50-37-4 all-time in homecoming games.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:46
Northern Illinois   FG  Purdue 0 - Northern Illinois 3
1st Quarter - 6:13
Purdue   TD  Purdue 7 - Northern Illinois 3
1st Quarter - 4:10
Northern Illinois   TD  Purdue 7 - Northern Illinois 10
2nd Quarter - 13:39
Northern Illinois   FG  Purdue 7 - Northern Illinois 13
2nd Quarter - 10:32
Northern Illinois   TD  Purdue 7 - Northern Illinois 20
2nd Quarter - 5:04
Northern Illinois   TD  Purdue 7 - Northern Illinois 27
2nd Quarter - 0:03
Purdue   FG  Purdue 10 - Northern Illinois 27
3rd Quarter - 15:00
Northern Illinois   TD  Purdue 10 - Northern Illinois 34
3rd Quarter - 9:23
Northern Illinois   TD  Purdue 10 - Northern Illinois 41
3rd Quarter - 7:04
Purdue   TD  Purdue 17 - Northern Illinois 41
3rd Quarter - 2:37
Northern Illinois   TD  Purdue 17 - Northern Illinois 48
4th Quarter - 8:14
Northern Illinois   TD  Purdue 17 - Northern Illinois 55
4th Quarter - 5:27
Purdue   TD  Purdue 24 - Northern Illinois 55
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northern Illinois Purdue
W/L 4 - 0 - 0 1 - 4 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Northern Illinois Purdue
Score 55 24
First Downs 22 29
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-11
36%
6-for-18
33%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
2-for-4
50%
Total Yards 402 524
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-177 30-153
Average/Rush 4.9 5.1
Passing
Comp-Att 19-26 24-55
Passing Yards 225 371
Average/Pass Play 7.8 6.6
Penalties-Yards 5-45 7-58
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 4
Time of Possession 27:45 32:15

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Lynch 18/25 207 3 0
M. McIntosh 1/1 18 1 0
Purdue (1 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Etling 19/39 241 2 2
R. Henry 5/16 130 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Stingily 15 72 4.8 0
J. Lynch 9 35 3.9 1
J. Spencer 6 31 5.2 0
K. Harris Jr. 3 24 8.0 0
M. McIntosh 2 11 5.5 0
T. Lewis 1 4 4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Knauf 2 41 20.5 0
A. Hunt 11 37 3.4 0
R. Henry 5 26 5.2 0
D. Dawkins 3 17 5.7 0
D. Etling 6 9 1.5 0
R. Mostert 1 9 9.0 0
J. Sinz 1 9 9.0 0
B. Cottom 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Brescacin 4 65 16.2 1
D. Brown 4 53 13.2 2
D. Maxwell 2 27 13.5 0
T. Semisch 2 21 10.5 1
K. Harris Jr. 2 20 10.0 0
T. Lewis 3 19 6.3 0
L. Eakes 1 15 15.0 0
R. Sterling 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Yancey 7 117 16.7 0
C. Posey 3 67 22.3 1
A. Hunt 2 67 33.5 1
J. Sinz 4 39 9.8 1
D. Anthrop 2 28 14.0 0
B. Knauf 2 16 8.0 0
D. Dawkins 1 12 12.0 0
S. Carter 1 11 11.0 0
S. Mikesky 1 8 8.0 0
R. Mostert 1 6 6.0 0