DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois ran its home win streak to 28 games while picking up its 24th straight Mid-American Conference win, stopping winless Kent State, 17-14, Saturday night.
The Huskies (4-1, 1-0) needed a late defensive stand to preserve the win.READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot In Roseland
Colin Reardon scored from the 2 midway through the fourth quarter, then found Casey Pierce with a two-point conversion pass that cut the Northern Illinois lead to three points. Jordan Italiano then picked off an Anthony Maddie pass to give the Golden Flashes the ball at their own 39.
Reardon drove Kent State to the NIU 34, but the drive stalled and a 56-yard field goal attempt by Anthony Melchiori fell short for a touchback.READ MORE: Man Arrested In Lincoln Square Burglary
Reardon was 20-of-36 for 244 yards and carried eights for 26 yards and a touchdown for Kent State (0-5, 0-1).(backslash)
Maddie was just 7 of 10 for 105 yards, but added 48 yards on eight carries.MORE NEWS: 2 CPD Officers, Woman Taken To Hospital After Hit-And-Run
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