Late field goal gives Huskies 31-28 win over Rockets

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Northern Illinois Huskies needed a late field goal to defeat the Toledo Rockets on Wednesday night. The Huskies won 31-28 over the Rockets at the Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio.

This win snapped a one-game losing streak for the Huskies. This was their first win since a 49-0 win over the Akron Zips on Oct. 26.

Northern Illinois Huskies running back Tre Harbison carries the ball against the Toledo Rockets
Tre Harbison carries the ball against the Toledo Rockets (Photo by the Northern Illinois Huskies Athletic Department)

With the win, the Huskies are now 4-6 overall. They are also 3-3 on the season.

The 3-3 record ties the Rockets, who fell to 6-4 on the season in the Mid-American West Division.

Huskies quarterback Ross Bowers went 15 of 26 for 193 yards. He also threw one touchdown pass.

Tre Harbison had 32 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown. Marcus Childers had five carries for 57 yards and two touchdowns.

Tyrice Richie had six receptions for 54 yards, while Daniel Crawford had three receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown. Harbison had a 43-yard reception, while Cole Tucker also had five receptions for 37 yards.

Rockets quarterback Eli Peters went 26 of 38 for 300 yards. He also had three touchdown passes.

Shakif Seymour had 19 carries for 133 yards, while Ronnie Jones had 11 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Bryce Mitchell had six receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Danzel McKinley-Lewis had seven receptions for 78 yards, while Drew Rosi had four receptions for 37 yards.

Devin Maddox had two receptions for 8 yards and a touchdown.

Toledo outscored Northern Illinois 21-17 in the second half. Jones scored on a seven-yard rushing touchdown.

Peters hit Mitchell for a 13-yard touchdown reception. Peters also connected with Mitchell for a 34-yard touchdown reception.

Harbison scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown for the Huskies. Childers scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

John Richardson scored on a 25-yard field goal.

Huskies led 14-7 at halftime. Childers scored on a 40-yard rushing touchdown. Bowers hit Crawford for a 36-yard touchdown reception.

Peters hit Maddox for a four-yard touchdown reception for the Rockets.

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