Northern Illinois 38, Kent State 24

Date - Saturday, October 5, 2013 3:30 PM
Location - Dix Stadium
Attendance - 18773

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northern Illinois 7 14 7 10 38
Kent State 7 10 7 0 24

Recap


No. 23 Northern Illinois 38, Kent State 24:
Cameron Stingily rushed for a career-best 266 yards as the Huskies stayed unbeaten on the season with a road win over the Golden Flashes.

Stingily also scored twice for Northern Illinois (5-0, 1-0 MAC), which also got 244 yards and two touchdowns passing from Jordan Lynch. Da'Ron Brown had two catches for 72 yards, including a 53-yard score.

Colin Reardon had 209 yards and two touchdowns passing for Kent State (2-4, 1-2). The Huskies outgained the Golden Flashes 698-392, including a 454-147 advantage in rushing yardage.

The Huskies opened the scoring on Stingily's 17-yard scoring run, but the Golden Flashes responded immediately with Dri Archer tying a school record with a 100-yard kickoff return. Northern Illinois went up in the second quarter on Lynch's 53-yard scoring toss to Brown and Stingily's 1-yard touchdown run, but Kent State pulled to within four by halftime when Anthony Melchiori kicked a 24-yard field with 20 seconds to play in the half.

Reardon connected with Tyshon Goode for a 28-yard touchdown hookup less than four minutes into the third to put Kent State on top, 24-21, but the Huskies took the lead for good on James Spencer's 22-yard touchdown run midway through the stanza. Lynch found Spencer for an 11-yard score and Mathew Sims kicked a 31-yard field goal in the fourth as the Huskies pulled away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lynch had two interceptions in his first 140 pass attempts on the season before throwing two in the span of four attempts against the Golden Flashes. … Archer's 100-yard return matched one by Norman Warren in 1979 as the longest in Kent State history. … Northern Illinois won its seventh straight meeting with the Golden Flashes.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:37
Northern Illinois   TD  Kent State 0 - Northern Illinois 7
1st Quarter - 10:25
Kent State   TD  Kent State 7 - Northern Illinois 7
2nd Quarter - 6:16
Northern Illinois   TD  Kent State 7 - Northern Illinois 14
2nd Quarter - 5:19
Kent State   TD  Kent State 14 - Northern Illinois 14
2nd Quarter - 2:37
Northern Illinois   TD  Kent State 14 - Northern Illinois 21
2nd Quarter - 0:20
Kent State   FG  Kent State 17 - Northern Illinois 21
3rd Quarter - 11:37
Kent State   TD  Kent State 24 - Northern Illinois 21
3rd Quarter - 7:25
Northern Illinois   TD  Kent State 24 - Northern Illinois 28
4th Quarter - 13:08
Northern Illinois   TD  Kent State 24 - Northern Illinois 35
4th Quarter - 7:28
Northern Illinois   FG  Kent State 24 - Northern Illinois 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northern Illinois Kent State
W/L 5 - 0 - 0 2 - 4 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 1 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Northern Illinois Kent State
Score 38 24
First Downs 36 15
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-17
59%
7-for-16
44%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 698 392
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 63-454 24-147
Average/Rush 7.2 6.1
Passing
Comp-Att 21-35 17-37
Passing Yards 244 245
Average/Pass Play 7.0 6.6
Penalties-Yards 9-80 3-15
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 35:58 24:02

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Lynch 21/35 244 2 2
Kent State (2 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Reardon 16/35 209 2 1
D. Fisher 1/2 36 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Stingily 37 266 7.2 2
J. Lynch 14 94 6.7 0
J. Spencer 6 42 7.0 1
K. Harris Jr. 2 31 15.5 0
T. Lewis 3 23 7.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Durham 14 72 5.1 0
J. Durden 1 48 48.0 0
D. Archer 4 13 3.2 0
C. Reardon 3 8 2.7 0
E. Calhoun 1 4 4.0 0
C. Humphrey 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Brown 2 72 36.0 1
K. Harris Jr. 3 54 18.0 0
T. Lewis 8 49 6.1 0
T. Semisch 1 18 18.0 0
J. Spencer 2 18 9.0 1
L. Eakes 1 11 11.0 0
D. Maxwell 2 9 4.5 0
J. Brescacin 1 9 9.0 0
R. Sterling 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Archer 4 80 20.0 1
C. Humphrey 6 60 10.0 0
J. Boyle 3 36 12.0 0
T. Durham 1 34 34.0 0
T. Goode 2 34 17.0 1
A. Meray 1 1 1.0 0