Northern Illinois at Kent State

Stingily leads NIU to 38-24 win over Kent St.


KENT, Ohio (AP) Cameron Stingily ran for a career-high 266 yards and two scores as Northern Illinois remained undefeated with a 38-24 win over Kent State on Saturday.

Northern Illinois (5-0, 1-0 Mid-American) trailed 24-21 in the third quarter but proceeded to score 17 unanswered points, beginning with a 22-yard touchdown run by James Spencer midway through the quarter. Spencer then scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Lynch on the Huskies' following possession. Northern Illinois finished with 698 yards of total offense, 454 yards rushing.

Kent State (2-4, 1-2) took the lead early in the third with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Colin Reardon to Tyshon Goode but failed to score after that.

The game was a rematch of last season's conference title game, a 44-37 double-overtime win by Northern Illinois that helped propel the Huskies to an Orange Bowl berth.

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Scoring Summary
NILLCameron Stingily 17 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)
KENTSTDri Archer 100 yd kick return (Anthony Melchiori kick)
NILLDa'Ron Brown 53 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)
KENTSTDri Archer 66 yd pass from Colin Reardon (Anthony Melchiori kick)
NILLCameron Stingily 1 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)
KENTSTAnthony Melchiori 24 yd FG
KENTSTTyshon Goode 28 yd pass from Colin Reardon (Anthony Melchiori kick)
NILLJames Spencer 22 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)
NILLJames Spencer 11 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)
NILLMathew Sims 31 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs3615
Third Down Efficiency10-177-16
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-1
Plays-Net Yards98-69861-392
Passing Yds244245
Kick Return Yds77184
Punt Return Yds-104
Time of Poss.35:5824:2
Individual Stats
NILL: Cameron Stingily 37-266, Jordan Lynch 14-94, James Spencer 6-42, Keith Harris 2-31, Tommylee Lewis 3-23, Team 1--2
KENTST: Trayion Durham 14-72, Julian Durden 1-48, Dri Archer 4-13, Colin Reardon 3-8, Ernest Calhoun 1-4, Chris Humphrey 1-2
NILL: Jordan Lynch 21-35-244-2
KENTST: Colin Reardon 16-35-209-1, David Fisher 1-2-36-0
NILL: Tommylee Lewis 8-49, Keith Harris 3-54, Da'Ron Brown 2-72, James Spencer 2-18, Desroy Maxwell 2-9, Tim Semisch 1-18, Luke Eakes 1-11, Juwan Brescacin 1-9, Rob Sterling 1-4
KENTST: Chris Humphrey 6-60, Dri Archer 4-80, Josh Boyle 3-36, Tyshon Goode 2-34, Trayion Durham 1-34, Anthony Meray 1-1
Northern Illinois3rd Mid American West5-35-7
Kent State5th Mid American East2-63-9

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