San Diego State Beats Northern Illinois, 42-28

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Donnel Pumphrey ran for three touchdowns and Christian Chapman threw for three more as San Diego State won its 13th consecutive game, beating Northern Illinois, 42-28, on Saturday.

Pumphrey — who finished with 220 yards rushing — ran for a 46-yard score on the first play of the Aztecs’ second possession. Chapman followed that with three touchdown throws to give San Diego State (3-0) a 28-7 lead at halftime.

After the break, Ryan Graham threw a pair of touchdowns for the Huskies (0-3) to close the gap to 28-21 with 7:46 left in the third.

Pumphrey put it away in the fourth with scoring runs of 33 and 79 yards, extending San Diego State’s lead to 42-28 with 7:40 to play.

Last week, Pumphrey ran for three touchdowns and a career-high 281 yards in the Aztecs’ 45-40 win over Cal, becoming San Diego State’s all-time rushing leader.

Graham threw three touchdown passes for the Huskies.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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