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Childers' 4 TD passes help N. Illinois beat Ball St., 63-17

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Marcus Childers threw a career-high four touchdown passes and Jackson Abresch scored twice on blocked punts to help Northern Illinois beat Ball State 63-17 on Thursday night.

Sutton Smith, who came in leading the FBS with 20 tackles for losses this season, had two Thursday to set the Northern Illinois single-season record. The Huskies (7-3, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) finished with a school-record 18 TFLs (the most in an FBS game this season), including a season-high-tying seven sacks.

Childers threw touchdown passes to Shane Wimann and Jordan Huff before Trayshon Foster blocked a punt which Jackson Abresch returned 13 yards for a score to make it 21-7 at the end of the first quarter. Jauan Wesley blocked another Ball State (2-8, 0-6) punt, from inside its own end zone, and Abresch covered it to cap the scoring with 4:18 to play. The Huskies have blocked four punts in their last three games.

Drew Plitt, Ball State's fourth-string quarterback, made his second career start and completed 9 of 14 passes for 89 yards and a score before being replaced by Jack Milas at halftime.

Northern Illinois has won nine in a row against the Cardinals.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:18
34-C.Hagan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
63
Touchdown 4:24
punts 0 yards from BALL 9 blocked by 9-J.Wesley. 13-J.Abresch runs no gain for a touchdown.
3
plays
-2
yds
02:03
pos
17
62
Point After TD 9:52
34-C.Hagan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
56
Touchdown 9:52
7-D.Santacaterina complete to 9-J.Wesley. 9-J.Wesley runs 70 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
73
yds
01:33
pos
17
55
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:22
22-M.Hagee 21 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
2
yds
01:26
pos
17
49
Point After TD 4:40
34-C.Hagan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
49
Touchdown 4:40
23-J.Huff runs 35 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
35
yds
00:08
pos
14
48
Point After TD 5:20
34-C.Hagan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
42
Touchdown 5:20
15-M.Childers complete to 4-C.Blake. 4-C.Blake runs 19 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
56
yds
03:27
pos
14
41
Point After TD 8:53
22-M.Hagee extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
35
Touchdown 8:53
4-M.Dunner runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
89
yds
05:15
pos
13
35
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:02
34-C.Hagan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
35
Touchdown 8:02
15-M.Childers complete to 89-M.Brinkman. 89-M.Brinkman runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
41
yds
01:11
pos
7
34
Point After TD 10:51
34-C.Hagan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
28
Touchdown 10:51
10-D.Brown runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
76
yds
02:38
pos
7
27
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:35
34-C.Hagan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 0:43
punts 0 yards from BALL 27 blocked by 11-T.Foster. 13-J.Abresch runs 13 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
6
yds
02:04
pos
7
20
Point After TD 2:51
34-C.Hagan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 2:51
15-M.Childers complete to 23-J.Huff. 23-J.Huff runs 24 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
80
yds
03:00
pos
7
13
Point After TD 5:57
22-M.Hagee extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 5:57
11-D.Plitt complete to 86-R.Miller. 86-R.Miller runs 23 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
66
yds
02:52
pos
6
7
Point After TD 8:53
34-C.Hagan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 8:53
15-M.Childers complete to 35-S.Wimann. 35-S.Wimann runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
60
yds
03:56
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 20
Rushing 7 9
Passing 9 9
Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Conv 6-18 9-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 199 419
Total Plays 73 69
Avg Gain 2.7 6.1
Net Yards Rushing 83 222
Rush Attempts 43 45
Avg Rush Yards 1.9 4.9
Net Yards Passing 116 197
Comp. - Att. 19-30 11-24
Yards Per Pass 3.9 8.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 7-46 2-14
Penalties - Yards 4-50 1-5
Touchdowns 2 9
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 1 5
Other 0 2
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 9-33.3 4-39.0
Return Yards 158 163
Punts - Returns 0-0 5-37
Kickoffs - Returns 9-158 4-95
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-31
Kicking 3/3 9/9
Extra Points 2/2 9/9
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Ball St. 2-8 7010017
N. Illinois 7-3 2114141463
116 PASS YDS 197
83 RUSH YDS 222
199 TOTAL YDS 419
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Plitt 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.3% 89 1 0 141.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50.7% 355 3 1 105.4
D. Plitt 9/14 89 1 0
J. Milas 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 73 0 1 88.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.3% 804 0 7 86.9
J. Milas 10/16 73 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Huntley 36 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 70 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
159 713 3
C. Huntley 22 70 0 12
M. Hurt, Jr. 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 97 0
M. Hurt, Jr. 7 28 0 0
M. Dunner 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 26 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 317 6
M. Dunner 5 26 1 16
J. Milas 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 -20 0
J. Milas 3 -12 0 -2
D. Plitt 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 -29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 -10 1
D. Plitt 6 -29 0 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Newton 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 80 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 155 1
K. Newton 6 80 0 26
J. Hall 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 48 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
65 653 2
J. Hall 8 48 0 12
R. Miller 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 28 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 273 1
R. Miller 2 28 1 23
N. Givan 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 144 3
N. Givan 0 0 0 0
A. Davis 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 176 0
A. Davis 0 0 0 0
C. Rudy 8 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 16 0
C. Rudy 0 0 0 0
C. Huntley 36 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 16 0
C. Huntley 1 -1 0 0
D. Reece 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 19 0
D. Reece 1 -2 0 -2
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. White 2 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. White 1-0 1.0 0
C. Albright 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
C. Albright 1-0 1.0 0
M. Robinson 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Hagee 22 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
8/14 22/23
M. Hagee 1/1 21 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Hagee 22 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 32.4 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
17 34.1 1
M. Hagee 8 32.4 1 59
N. Snyder 38 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 41.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
44 37.6 0
N. Snyder 1 41.0 0 41
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Dunner 4 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 23.2 40 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
25 25.8 40 1
M. Dunner 5 23.2 40 0
M. Walton 7 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 10.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 16.4 19 0
M. Walton 3 10.0 19 0
J. Miller 3 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 15.0 12 0
J. Miller 1 12.0 12 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Childers 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
45.5% 141 4 0 159.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.8% 1248 13 3 131.6
M. Childers 10/22 141 4 0
D. Santacaterina 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 70 1 0 509.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.9% 712 7 5 139.1
D. Santacaterina 1/2 70 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Jo. Huff 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 57 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
91 507 2
Jo. Huff 6 57 1 35
T. Harbison 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 52 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 160 1
T. Harbison 12 52 0 12
M. Jones 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
74 345 3
M. Jones 7 29 0 9
R. Graham 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 122 0
R. Graham 2 23 0 14
M. Childers 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
110 398 4
M. Childers 4 20 0 32
DJ. Brown 10 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 19 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 95 1
DJ. Brown 4 19 1 6
C. Blake 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 45 0
C. Blake 2 15 0 11
D. Milton 16 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 76 0
D. Milton 3 7 0 4
A. Parchment 8 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
A. Parchment 1 5 0 5
D. Santacaterina 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 -24 0
D. Santacaterina 1 1 0 1
J. Wesley 9 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 5 1
J. Wesley 2 -5 0 -2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Wesley 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 70 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 134 1
J. Wesley 1 70 1 70
C. Beebe 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 390 1
C. Beebe 3 36 0 17
T. Harbison 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 54 0
T. Harbison 1 30 0 30
C. Blake 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 378 4
C. Blake 2 27 1 19
Jo. Huff 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 24 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 44 2
Jo. Huff 1 24 1 24
S. Tears 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 408 4
S. Tears 1 15 0 15
M. Brinkman 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 22 1
M. Brinkman 1 5 1 5
S. Wimann 35 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 266 7
S. Wimann 1 4 1 4
J. Parker 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Parker 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Jones-Davis 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
A. Jones-Davis 1-0 1.0 0
H. Corley 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
H. Corley 1-0 1.0 0
J. Corcoran 12 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 1.0
J. Corcoran 1-0 1.0 0
S. Smith 15 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
S. Smith 1-0 1.0 0
J. Sanders 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Sanders 1-0 1.0 0
Dr. Brown 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
Dr. Brown 1-0 1.0 0
W. Kramer 55 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
W. Kramer 1-0 1.0 0
J. Johnson 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 4 0.0
J. Johnson 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Hagan 34 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 9/9
SEASON FG XP
8/15 39/39
C. Hagan 0/0 0 9/9 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Ference 36 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 39.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
65 41.4 3
M. Ference 4 39.0 3 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Beebe 82 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 23.8 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 23.6 29 0
C. Beebe 4 23.8 29 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Lurry 19 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 -1.5 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 5.5 0 0
S. Lurry 2 -1.5 0 0
C. Beebe 82 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 4.3 4 0
C. Beebe 1 4.0 4 0
J. Wesley 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 0 0
J. Wesley 1 9.0 0 0
T. Foster 11 S
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 0 0
T. Foster 1 14.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:57 BALLST 19 1:57 3 -1 Punt
8:49 BALLST 34 2:52 7 66 TD
2:47 BALLST 21 2:04 3 6 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:32 BALLST 22 0:00 3 6 Punt
10:44 BALLST 19 1:20 3 -9 Punt
7:58 BALLST 18 2:23 5 15 Punt
2:48 BALLST 8 0:17 3 -4 Punt
1:24 BALLST 31 1:01 6 13 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:08 BALLST 11 5:15 11 89 TD
5:11 NILL 43 0:00 1 43 INT
4:35 BALLST 28 1:55 4 6 Punt
1:48 NILL 6 1:26 3 2 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:26 BALLST 33 2:53 7 1 Punt
9:45 BALLST 25 1:27 3 2 Punt
6:27 BALLST 11 2:03 3 -2 TD
4:18 BALLST 25 4:05 9 40 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:49 NILL 45 3:56 13 55 TD
5:51 NILL 20 3:00 7 80 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:29 NILL 39 2:38 9 61 TD
9:13 BALLST 41 1:11 3 41 TD
5:28 NILL 34 2:32 8 30 Punt
2:21 BALLST 35 0:51 5 -1 Downs
0:13 NILL 44 0:07 2 -1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 NILL 32 0:37 3 4 Punt
8:47 NILL 29 3:27 11 71 TD
4:48 BALLST 35 0:08 1 35 TD
2:26 NILL 7 0:36 2 -1 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:12 NILL 21 0:00 3 4 Punt
11:25 NILL 27 1:33 3 73 TD
8:09 NILL 49 1:36 3 7 Punt