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Northern Illinois Runs Over Western Michigan 51-22

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Northern Illinois rushed for 494 yards and six touchdowns Saturday en route to a 51-22 victory over Western Michigan.

The Huskies (4-3, 2-1 Mid-American) trailed 15-13 at halftime before scoring 38 unanswered points.

Quarterback Chandler Harnish rushed for 229 yards on 14 carries; Jordan Lynch added 113 yards on 10 carries, including a 66-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter; Jasmin Hopkins had 91 yards and three TDs; and Akeem Daniels added two more scores on the ground.

Harnish added 203 yards on 14 of 27 passing as Northern Illinois finished with 697 yards of offense.

Western Michigan (4-3, 2-1) led early after getting a 16-yard touchdown pass from Alex Carder to Chleb Ravenell, a pair of field goals from John Potter and a safety. Carder was 25 of 43 for 194 yards, and backup Tyler VanTubbergen added a late touchdown pass.

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