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Northern Illinois holds off BYU 7-6.

PROVO, Utah (AP) Marcus Childers capped the opening drive of the second half with a 1-yard touchdown run and Northern Illinois defeated Brigham Young 7-6 in a defensive struggle on Saturday.

The Huskies (5-3) had 84 yards of total offense in the second half, 65 coming on a 10-play drive that included three third-down conversions. The third was a holding penalty on BYU on third-and-2 at the Cougars 3.

Skylar Southham had a 35-yard field goal late in the first quarter and a 22-yard late in the third but he missed on a 51-yard attempt with 9:27 to play. The career long for the freshman kicker is 47 yards. After getting a first down at the NIU 29, an incompletion and two tackles for loss for 5 yards forced the long field goal attempt.

BYU (4-4) had 301 yards of offense.

The teams combined to go 6 of 29 on third down and 3 for 3 in the red zone. There was just one turnover.

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Scoring Summary
No Scoring Plays
Team Stats
1st Downs 0 0
Rushing 0 0
Passing 0 0
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 0-0 0-0
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 0 0
Total Plays 0 0
Avg Gain 0 0
Net Yards Rushing 0 0
Rush Attempts 0 0
Avg Rush Yards 0 0
Net Yards Passing 0 0
Comp. - Att. 0-0 0-0
Yards Per Pass 0 0
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 0-0 0-0
Touchdowns
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 0-0 0-0
Return Yards
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking / /
Extra Points 0/0 0/0
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
N. Illinois 5-3 00707
BYU 4-4 30306
0 PASS YDS 0
0 RUSH YDS 0
0 TOTAL YDS 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD