Huskies get stopped cold
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Ross Bowers threw three interceptions Saturday, and Northern Illinois ran for only 22 yards in a 48-10 loss to Central Michigan.
Bowers went 18-for-29 for 221 yards and a touchdown for the Huskies, who fell to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in the Mid-America Conference. Tre Harbison, who surpassed 100 yards in three of his last four games and averaged 125 rushing yards in that span, was held to 17 yards on 10 careers.
Kobe Loews ran for 145 yards on 17 carries, including a 75-yard run, and Jonathan Ward had 138 yards on 20 carries for Central Michigan (6-4, 4-2), which outrushed NIU 327-22.
Quinten Dormady went 18for-24 with three touchdowns for Central Michigan, which led 21-3 after one quarter and 38-10 at half.
Dormady put Central Michigan on the board first, hitting Kalil Pimpleton with a 14-yard scoring pass four minutes into the game. Tommy Lazzaro scored from the 3 to make it 14-0 before John Richardson got the Huskies on the board with a 33-yard field goal.
NIU scored its only touchdown on a 9-yard pass from Bowers to Spencer Tears in the second quarter.