October 10, 2015

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Drew Hare threw two touchdowns and ran for another while Joel Bouagnon and Jordan Huff ran for two scores each as Northern Illinois beat Ball State 59-41 on Saturday.

Hare completed 29 of 32 passes for 363 yards for the Huskies (3-3, 1-1 Mid-American Conference). Bouagnon rushed for 149 yards and Huff added 87 yards.

Down 10-0 early in the second quarter, the Huskies scored four touchdowns before the break, beginning with Kenny Golladay's 3-yard score early followed by a TD pass from Hare to Desroy Maxwell and scoring runs by Bouagnon and Huff. They led 28-20 at halftime.

Huff scored again on the first drive of the second half to extend the Bulldogs' lead to 35-20. Then Hare finished out the third quarter with a 14-play, 97-yard drive and scored on a keeper to make it 45-27.

Riley Neal threw for 393 yards and four touchdowns for the Cardinals (2-4, 1-2).

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