Ball State Vs. Northern Illinois: Huskies Win Sixth Straight, 41-38

Northern Illinois defeated Ball State for their sixth straight win, 41-38, moving one step closer to the MAC Championship game. For more on the Huskies, visit Northern Illinois blog Red And Black Attack, and for more MACtion, check out MAC conference blog Hustle Belt.

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Northern Illinois Vs. Ball State: Huskies Win On Last Second Field Goal, 41-38

In another exciting segment of Tuesday Night Football "MACtion," the Northern Illinois Huskies once again put on a thrilling football game, beating Ball State with a 34-yard field goal from Mathew Sims with just :08 left on the clock to go up 41-38 and seal the victory.

It wasn't easy for the Huskies, as the Cardinals jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the first quarter after Joshua Howard returned a fumble 92 yards for a touchdown. The Huskies battled back, getting a touchdown pass from quarterback Chandler Harnish and a touchdown run from Jasmin Hopkins to tie the game mid-way through the second quarter.

Ball State answered with 10 unanswered points before the end of the quarter, though, entering halftime with a 24-14 lead. Ball State then opened the second half scoring another touchdown, taking a 31-14 lead.

While the score looked nearly impossible to come back from, never rule out MAC football on a Tuesday. The Huskies stormed back scoring 21 unanswered points to take a 35-31 lead over the Cardinals. Quarterback Chandler Harnish put the Huskies on his back, accounting for 512 of total offense, including 181 yards on the ground with a rushing touchdown. On the day, the Huskies out-gained the Cardinals by 313 yards, much of that in the second half.

Northern Illinois improved to 8-3 and 6-1 in MAC play.

For more on the Huskies, visit Northern Illinois blog Red And Black Attack, and for more MACtion, check out MAC conference blog Hustle Belt.

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