Scores

Final

N Illinois 38

(5-0, 1-0 MAC)

Kent State 24

(2-4, 1-2 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:30 PM ET, October 5, 2013

Dix Stadium, Kent, OH

1 2 3 4 T
NIU 7 14 7 1038
KENT 7 10 7 024

Top Performers

Passing: J. Lynch (NIU) - 244 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: C. Stingily (NIU) - 37 CAR, 266 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Archer (KENT) - 4 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Stingily leads NIU to 38-24 win over Kent St.

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio -- Cameron Stingily ran for a career-high 266 yards and two scores as Northern Illinois remained undefeated with a 38-24 win over Kent State on Saturday.

Northern Illinois (5-0, 1-0 Mid-American) trailed 24-21 in the third quarter but proceeded to score 17 unanswered points, beginning with a 22-yard touchdown run by James Spencer midway through the quarter. Spencer then scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Lynch on the Huskies' following possession. Northern Illinois finished with 698 yards of total offense, 454 yards rushing.

Kent State (2-4, 1-2) took the lead early in the third with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Colin Reardon to Tyshon Goode but failed to score after that.

The game was a rematch of last season's conference title game, a 44-37 double-overtime win by Northern Illinois that helped propel the Huskies to an Orange Bowl berth.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
KENT
1st Downs3615
Total Yards698392
Passing244245
Rushing454147
Penalties9-803-15
3rd Down Conversions10-177-16
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers22
Possession35:5824:02

Passing Leaders

Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lynch21/352447.022
Kent StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reardon16/352096.021

Rushing Leaders

Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stingily372667.2223
Lynch14946.7022
Kent StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Durham14725.1031
Durden14848.0048

Receiving Leaders

Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown27236.0153
Harris Jr.35418.0055
Kent StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Archer48020.0166
Humphrey66010.0019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNIUKENT
TD10:37Cameron Stingily 17 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 70
TD10:25Dri Archer 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Anthony Melchiori Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERNIUKENT
TD06:16Da'Ron Brown 53 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 147
TD05:19Dri Archer 66 Yd Pass From Colin Reardon (Anthony Melchiori Kick) 1414
TD02:37Cameron Stingily 1 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 2114
FG00:20Anthony Melchiori 24 Yd 2117
THIRD QUARTERNIUKENT
TD11:37Tyshon Goode 28 Yd Pass From Colin Reardon (Anthony Melchiori Kick) 2124
TD07:25James Spencer 22 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 2824
FOURTH QUARTERNIUKENT
TD13:08James Spencer 11 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 3524
FG07:28Mathew Sims 31 Yd 3824