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Bauer scores 2 TDs as Central Michigan wins 35-22 over Northern Illinois

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Central Michigan Chippewas defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies on Wednesday night. The Chippewas won 35-22 over the Huskies at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, Illinois.

“I’m so happy for our kids to get a win,” Chippewas head coach Jim McElwain said. “Especially on the road, it’s tough to get a win. … I’m happy we won, don’t get me wrong. But I’m also a football guy that realizes you can’t win football games doing that kind of (stuff).”

Central Michigan Chippewas red shirt freshman quarterback Jase Bauer attempts to throw the football while he played the quarterback position
Jase Bauer attempts to throw the football while he played the quarterback position (Photo by the Central Michigan Athletic Department)

Both teams came into the contest with just two wins. And somebody had to go home the victor.

With the win, the Chippewas improved to 3-6 overall. The win snapped their one game losing streak after a bye week.

Central Michigan has won two of their last six games.

The Huskies fell to 2-7 overall. Northern Illinois has dropped seven of their last eight games. They have dropped two straight games following a 39-10 win over the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

Central Michigan quarterback Daniel Richardson went 13 of 22 for 150 yards. He had two touchdown passes and one interception.

Jase Bauer led the backs with 14 carries for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Jalen McGaughy had two receptions for 36 yards.

Northern Illinois quarterback Nevan Cremascoli went 13 of 33 for 158 yards. He also had two touchdown passes and an interception.

Harrison Waylee had 20 carries for 136 yards. Tristen Tewes had three receptions for 70 yards and one touchdown.

The Huskies outscored the Chippewas in the second half. Northern Illinois scored 22 points while Central Michigan added 14 points.

Cremascoli hit Liam Soraghan for an 11-yard touchdown reception. Cremascoli hit Tewes for a 34-yard touchdown reception. Following this touchdown, Shemar Thornton hit Cremascoli for the two-point conversion.

Lew Nichols rushed for a two-yard loss. He fumbled on the play and the ball was recovered by Izayah Green-May, who returned the fumble for a 57-yard touchdown.

Chippewas’ Bauer scored on a seven-yard rushing touchdown. Cremascoli was sacked by Thomas Incoom for no gain. Cremascoli fumbled on the play.

“The guys in the locker room, heads are high, guys are smiling, the energy’s up and we’ll just keep it going, make it happen next week,” Incoom said. “It boosts our confidence, getting a big victory on the road. It means a lot.”

Kyle Moretti recovered the fumble in the end zone and scored a touchdown.

Central Michigan led 21-0 at halftime. Bauer scored on a six-yard rushing touchdown. Richardson hit Joel Wilson for a 23-yard touchdown reception.

Richardson also hit Tyson Davis for a 15-yard touchdown reception.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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