Central Michigan at Northern Illinois

N. Illinois 55, Cent. Michigan 24


DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Leighton Settle ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns, and Northern Illinois ran its home winning streak to 18 games Saturday with a 55-24 victory over Central Michigan in both teams' Mid-American Conference opener.

Settle opened the scoring with an 11-yard run in the first quarter before adding a 6-yard TD in the second. In the fourth, he ran 46 yards down the sideline to help seal the victory for the Huskies (4-1), who closed the game on a 31-3 run.

Jordan Lynch threw for 215 yards and a touchdown and added 144 yards rushing, and he and Keith Harris Jr. each scored on the ground. Mathew Sims kicked two field goals and ran 14 yards for a score on a fake field-goal attempt.

Ryan Radcliff threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns, including a 92-yarder to Titus Davis, for the Chippewas (2-2), and Zurlon Tipton added a rushing score.

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Scoring Summary
NILLLeighton Settle 11 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)
NILLMartel Moore 14 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)
CMICHZurlon Tipton 37 yd pass from Ryan Radcliff (David Harman kick)
NILLMathew Sims 43 yd FG
NILLLeighton Settle 6 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)
CMICHZurlon Tipton 13 yd run (David Harman kick)
CMICHTitus Davis 92 yd pass from Ryan Radcliff (David Harman kick)
NILLMathew Sims 20 yd FG
NILLJordan Lynch 9 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)
CMICHDavid Harman 42 yd FG
NILLMathew Sims 7 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)
NILLLeighton Settle 46 yd run (Tyler Wedel kick)
NILLKeith Harris 4 yd run (Tyler Wedel kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2032
Third Down Efficiency7-158-16
Fourth Down Efficiency1-13-3
Plays-Net Yards71-46288-622
Passing Yds332215
Kick Return Yds10981
Punt Return Yds150
Time of Poss.32:927:51
Individual Stats
CMICH: Zurlon Tipton 15-66, Anthony Garland 9-54, Ryan Radcliff 1-6, Tyler Lombardo 1-4, Cody Kater 1-1, Saylor Lavallii 4--1
NILL: Leighton Settle 23-152, Jordan Lynch 21-144, Keith Harris 6-66, Akeem Daniels 2-22, Ryan Neir 1-17, Mathew Sims 1-7, Tommylee Lewis 1--1
CMICH: Ryan Radcliff 20-39-332-1, Cody Kater 0-1-0-0
NILL: Jordan Lynch 14-32-215-0, Perez Ashford 0-1-0-0
CMICH: Cody Wilson 8-111, Zurlon Tipton 3-41, Courtney Williams 2-43, Titus Davis 1-92, Tyler Lombardo 1-11, Mike Kinville 1-9, Deon Butler 1-9, Caleb Southworth 1-7, Saylor Lavallii 1-6, Anthony Garland 1-3
NILL: Perez Ashford 5-64, Martel Moore 3-45, Jamison Wells 2-24, Luke Eakes 1-43, Tommylee Lewis 1-28, Tim Semisch 1-7, Leighton Settle 1-4
Central Michigan5th Mid American West3-56-7
Northern Illinois3rd Mid American West5-35-7

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