Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Paytonno1son, Jul 28, 2013.
Northern Illinois beats Temple 31-24 The game eventually came down to turnovers and drops. While NIU was able to hang onto the ball, Temple threw three interceptions one of which was almost returned for six by a NIU defensive back and Temple's Wide Receivers dropped 5 passes. Temple's run game was the most effective and was the main reason the Owls where able to sustain long drives and put the ball in the endzone. Harper was given the player of the game honors for Temple and Ahkeem Daniels was given PotG for NIU. NIU improves to 5-0 and look to take on Buffalo to remain undefeated. Northern Illinois Lynch 12-16 171 1TD Daniels 23-114-3Harris 2-6Lynch 2-5 Lewis 4-102-1 Temple Reily 13-31 211 1TD 3INT Harper 17-79-1Reily 5-23Gilmore 3-13Williams 1-3-1 Pierce 4-40-1Fitzpatrick 3-48
Matt Rhule's response after 3 game losing streak:
"We came in knowing this was going to be a tough game and the numbers don't lie. 5 dropped passes and 3 interceptions are not going to result in wins. We tried sticking with the run game as that has been our best offense this season, but when you get down 21 points you got to get a spark somewhere. Unfortunately, our defense was really only to get some big stops when NIU was draining the clock. We got close there at the end but we just couldn't recover the onside kick. I think our guys played pretty well but we just got out played and coached out there. I think we are going to recover here, and finish this season out right. We got some good looking recruits coming in and are on the verge of competing against these great teams. With that being said, NIU played a heck of a game and deserved that win."
La Tech edges the Black Knights Another close game for the Bulldogs that came down to the final play. Both teams moved up and down the field in the 1st half with the score knotted at 14 at the intermission. Both teams played much better on defense in the second half and the Black Knights forced 3 La Tech turnovers. The Black Knights took the lead with 4 minutes to play on a short FG. La Tech took their final possession all the way down to the Army 1 yard line with 4 seconds to play. Keith Dixson scored on a 1 yard run to win the game for La Tech.
Western Michigan 45, Kent State 38 Braverman scores a 4th quarter touchdown to put Western Michigan in the lead. (AP Images)
KALAMAZOO, Michigan --- Dri Archer scored four touchdowns and accounted for 346 yards but it wasn't enough as Western Michigan defeated Kent State 45-38. Tyler Van Tubbergen paced the Broncos offense with 363 yards passing in the win.
The Golden Flashes fell behind 14-7 in the first quarter and never led in the ballgame. Every time Kent would score, Western Michigan would match it. The seven point fist quarter deficit was also the final deficit as each team scored 31 points in the final three quarters.
Archer scored in the second quarter on a pass from David Fisher to tie the game at 14. Archer then account for all three KSU scores in the second half (one receiving, two rushing) but couldn't help the Golden Flashed past their conference foe.
Kent State will head out on the road for the fourth-straight week next Saturday when the travel to Las Cruces to take on New Mexico State. Western Michigan will remain at home and try to notch their third-straight win when they host fellow MAC member Toledo.
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