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Updated: Friday, September 12, 2008 05:30 PM EDT
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  N ILLINOIS (0-1)  0   10   10   7   27 
  MINNESOTA (1-0)  7   3   14   7   31 

1st Quarter
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
15:00 1st NIU -- Northern Illinois kicks off. Thomas returns 17 yards to the Minn20.
14:53 1st NIU -- Minnesota penalized -10 yards.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
14:53 1st Minn 1-10 at Minn10 Weber pass completion to the right to Decker for 6 yards to the Minn16.
14:44 1st Minn 2-4 at Minn16 Weber pass completion to the left to Decker for 5 yards to the Minn21.
14:12 1st Minn 1-10 at Minn21 Bennett rush middle for 5 yards to the Minn26.
14:05 1st Minn 2-5 at Minn26 Weber pass completion to the right to Bennett for 0 yards to the Minn26.
14:05 1st Minn 3-5 at Minn26 Weber pass completion to the right to Decker for 7 yards to the Minn33.
12:41 1st Minn 1-10 at Minn33 Bennett rush middle for 1 yard to the Minn34.
12:34 1st Minn 2-9 at Minn34 Weber pass completion to the left to Decker for 13 yards to the Minn47.
11:57 1st Minn 1-10 at Minn47 Weber incomplete pass to the left.
11:21 1st Minn 2-10 at Minn47 Weber rush middle for 14 yards to the NIU39.
11:08 1st Minn 1-10 at NIU39 Bennett rush middle for 5 yards to the NIU34.
10:47 1st Minn 2-5 at NIU34 Weber pass completion to the left to Decker for 3 yards to the NIU31.
10:11 1st Minn 3-2 at NIU31 Weber rush left for 3 yards to the NIU28.
9:41 1st Minn 1-10 at NIU28 Weber rush middle for 3 yards to the NIU25.
9:17 1st Minn 2-7 at NIU25 Bennett rush left for 1 yard to the NIU24.
8:43 1st Minn 3-6 at NIU24 Weber pass completion to the middle to Tow-Arnett for 15 yards to the NIU9.
7:50 1st Minn 1-9 at NIU9 Weber rush left for 3 yards to the NIU6.
7:37 1st Minn 2-6 at NIU6 Bennett rush middle for 3 yards to the NIU3.
7:00 1st Minn 3-3 at NIU3 Minnesota penalized -5 yards.
6:23 1st Minn 3-8 at NIU8 Weber pass completion to the middle to Decker for 8 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
6:23 1st Minn -- Monroe PAT - GOOD.
6:03 1st Minn -- Minnesota kicks off. Brown returns 21 yards to the NIU21.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
5:58 1st NIU 1-10 at NIU21 Anderson rush middle for 1 yard to the NIU22.
5:50 1st NIU 2-9 at NIU22 Anderson rush middle for 2 yards to the NIU24.
4:34 1st NIU 2-9 at NIU24 Minnesota time out.
4:34 1st NIU 3-7 at NIU24 Harnish rush middle for 13 yards to the NIU37.
4:25 1st NIU 1-10 at NIU37 Anderson rush middle for 5 yards to the NIU42.
4:00 1st NIU 2-5 at NIU42 Anderson rush left for -1 yards to the NIU41.
3:20 1st NIU 3-6 at NIU41 Crider rush right for 0 yards to the NIU41.
2:35 1st NIU 4-6 at NIU41 Dittbenner punts. No return. Ball on Minn17.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
2:02 1st Minn 1-10 at Minn17 Bennett rush middle for 4 yards to the Minn21.
1:50 1st Minn 2-6 at Minn21 Bennett rush middle for 2 yards to the Minn23.
1:20 1st Minn 3-4 at Minn23 Weber incomplete pass to the right.
0:46 1st Minn 4-4 at Minn23 Kucek punts. No return. Ball on NIU26.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
0:40 1st NIU 1-10 at NIU26 Anderson rush middle for 12 yards to the NIU38.
0:30 1st NIU 1-10 at NIU38 Northern Illinois penalized -5 yards.

2nd Quarter
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
15:00 2nd NIU 1-15 at NIU33 Harnish pass completion to the right to Davis for 11 yards to the NIU44.
14:50 2nd NIU 2-4 at NIU44 Harnish rush right for 5 yards to the NIU49.
14:10 2nd NIU 1-10 at NIU49 Harnish pass completion to the left to Davis for 9 yards to the Minn42.
13:44 2nd NIU 2-1 at Minn42 Anderson rush middle for 7 yards to the Minn35.
13:08 2nd NIU 1-10 at Minn35 Harnish pass completion to the right to Simon for 26 yards to the Minn9.
12:43 2nd NIU 1-9 at Minn9 Anderson rush middle for 3 yards to the Minn6.
12:05 2nd NIU 2-6 at Minn6 Harnish pass completion to the right to Skarb for 4 yards to the Minn2.
11:25 2nd NIU 3-2 at Minn2 Anderson rush middle for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
11:25 2nd NIU -- Salerno PAT - GOOD.
10:45 2nd NIU -- Northern Illinois kicks off. Thomas returns 34 yards to the Minn37.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
10:36 2nd Minn 1-10 at Minn37 Weber incomplete pass to the right.
10:31 2nd Minn 2-10 at Minn37 Weber incomplete pass to the left.
10:28 2nd Minn 3-10 at Minn37 Weber pass completion to the left to Spry for 9 yards to the Minn46.
10:23 2nd Minn 4-1 at Minn46 Kucek punts. No return. Ball on NIU27.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
10:17 2nd NIU 1-10 at NIU27 Clanton rush middle for 2 yards to the NIU29.
10:05 2nd NIU 2-8 at NIU29 Harnish pass completion to the left to Cox for 5 yards to the NIU34.
9:34 2nd NIU 3-3 at NIU34 Harnish pass completion to the right to Cunningham for 17 yards to the Minn49.
9:00 2nd NIU 1-10 at Minn49 Clanton rush middle for -2 yards to the NIU49.
9:00 2nd NIU 1-10 at Minn49 Clanton fumbles, Brown of Minnesota recovers and returns 0 yards to the NIU49.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
8:29 2nd Minn 1-10 at NIU49 Minnesota penalized -5 yards.
8:29 2nd Minn 1-15 at Minn46 Weber rush middle for 12 yards to the NIU42.
8:20 2nd Minn 2-3 at NIU42 Bennett rush middle for 5 yards to the NIU37.
7:50 2nd Minn 1-10 at NIU37 Weber pass completion to the right to Simmons for 13 yards to the NIU24.
7:18 2nd Minn 1-10 at NIU24 Weber pass completion to the left to Bennett for 1 yard to the NIU23.
6:46 2nd Minn 2-9 at NIU23 Weber incomplete pass to the left.
6:10 2nd Minn 3-9 at NIU23 Weber incomplete pass to the right.
6:10 2nd Minn 4-9 at NIU23 Monroe 40 yard FIELD GOAL.
6:02 2nd Minn -- Minnesota kicks off. Brown returns 23 yards to the NIU24.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
5:56 2nd NIU 1-10 at NIU24 Anderson rush middle for 5 yards to the NIU29.
5:49 2nd NIU 2-5 at NIU29 Anderson rush middle for -2 yards to the NIU27.
5:00 2nd NIU 3-7 at NIU27 Harnish incomplete pass to the left.
4:24 2nd NIU 4-7 at NIU27 Dittbenner punts. No return. Ball on Minn34.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
4:17 2nd Minn 1-10 at Minn34 Bennett rush middle for 4 yards to the Minn38.
4:00 2nd Minn 2-6 at Minn38 Weber rush right for -2 yards to the Minn36.
3:25 2nd Minn 3-8 at Minn36 Weber incomplete pass to the right.
2:44 2nd Minn 4-8 at NIU36 Kucek punt blocked. Returned by Wilson to the NIU36.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
2:38 2nd NIU 1-10 at Minn27 Harnish incomplete pass to the right.
2:34 2nd NIU 2-10 at Minn27 Harnish rush right for 4 yards to the Minn23.
2:24 2nd NIU 3-6 at Minn23 Harnish pass completion to the left to Davis for 1 yard to the Minn22.
0:57 2nd NIU 3-6 at Minn22 Northern Illinois time out.
0:57 2nd NIU 4-5 at Minn22 Salerno 39 yard FIELD GOAL.
0:55 2nd NIU -- Northern Illinois kicks off. Thomas returns 18 yards to the Minn16.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
0:51 2nd Minn 1-10 at Minn16 Weber rush middle for 3 yards to the Minn19.
0:45 2nd Minn 2-7 at Minn19 Bennett rush middle for 2 yards to the Minn21.

3rd Quarter
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
15:00 3rd Minn -- Minnesota kicks off. Brown returns 16 yards to the NIU23.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
14:50 3rd NIU 1-10 at NIU23 Anderson rush middle for 1 yard to the NIU24.
14:50 3rd NIU 2-9 at NIU24 Harnish pass completion to the right to Davis for 3 yards to the NIU27.
14:08 3rd NIU 3-6 at NIU27 Harnish rush middle for -4 yards to the NIU23.
13:28 3rd NIU 4-10 at NIU23 Dittbenner punts. No return. Ball on Minn36.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
12:42 3rd Minn 1-10 at Minn36 Eskridge rush right for 5 yards to the Minn41.
12:07 3rd Minn 2-5 at Minn41 Weber pass completion to the left to Decker for 6 yards to the Minn47.
11:57 3rd Minn 1-10 at Minn47 Weber pass completion to the left to Simmons for 53 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
11:57 3rd Minn -- Monroe PAT - GOOD.
11:25 3rd Minn -- Minnesota kicks off. Brown returns 19 yards to the NIU28.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
11:21 3rd NIU 1-10 at NIU28 Anderson rush middle for 0 yards to the NIU28.
11:13 3rd NIU 2-10 at NIU28 Harnish pass completion to the left to Simon for 15 yards to the NIU43.
10:34 3rd NIU 1-10 at NIU43 Harnish pass completion to the right to Skarb for 9 yards to the Minn48.
10:28 3rd NIU 2-1 at Minn48 Clanton rush middle for 15 yards to the Minn33.
9:48 3rd NIU 1-10 at Minn33 Clanton rush right for 1 yard to the Minn32.
9:18 3rd NIU 2-9 at Minn32 Harnish incomplete pass to the left.
8:38 3rd NIU 3-9 at Minn32 Harnish incomplete pass to the right.
8:32 3rd NIU 3-9 at Minn32 Minnesota time out.
8:32 3rd NIU 4-9 at Minn32 Salerno 49 yard FIELD GOAL.
8:27 3rd NIU -- Northern Illinois kicks off. Stoudermire returns 39 yards to the Minn39.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
8:18 3rd Minn 1-10 at Minn39 Bennett rush left for 61 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
8:18 3rd Minn -- Monroe PAT - GOOD.
8:07 3rd Minn -- Minnesota kicks off. Brown returns 13 yards to the NIU18.
8:00 3rd Minn 1-0 at Northern Illinois penalized -9 yards.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
8:00 3rd NIU 1-10 at NIU9 Brown rush middle for 0 yards to the NIU9.
7:44 3rd NIU 2-10 at NIU9 Harnish incomplete pass to the right.
7:11 3rd NIU 2-10 at NIU9 Northern Illinois time out.
7:11 3rd NIU 3-10 at NIU9 Harnish pass completion to the middle to Palmer for 91 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
7:11 3rd NIU -- Salerno PAT - GOOD.
6:59 3rd NIU -- Northern Illinois kicks off. Stoudermire returns 34 yards to the Minn45.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
6:50 3rd Minn 1-10 at Minn45 Bennett rush left for -3 yards to the Minn42.
6:40 3rd Minn 2-13 at Minn42 Weber pass completion to the middle to Tow-Arnett for 11 yards to the NIU47.
5:56 3rd Minn 3-2 at NIU47 Weber incomplete pass to the right.
5:30 3rd Minn 4-2 at NIU47 Kucek punts. No return. Ball on NIU8.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
5:10 3rd NIU 1-10 at NIU8 Harnish pass completion to the right to Cunningham for 18 yards to the NIU26.
5:05 3rd NIU 1-10 at NIU26 Brown rush middle for 3 yards to the NIU29.
4:42 3rd NIU 2-7 at NIU29 Harnish pass completion to the middle to Simon for 8 yards to the NIU37.
4:00 3rd NIU 1-10 at NIU37 Brown rush middle for 9 yards to the NIU46.
3:23 3rd NIU 2-1 at NIU46 Brown rush middle for -1 yards to the NIU45.
2:46 3rd NIU 3-2 at NIU45 Harnish sacked by Moen for a 12 yard loss to the NIU33.
2:46 3rd NIU 4-14 at NIU33 Dittbenner punts. No return. Ball on Minn26.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
1:20 3rd Minn 1-10 at Minn26 Weber pass completion to the right to Decker for 13 yards to the Minn39.
1:18 3rd Minn 1-10 at Minn39 Weber sacked by Bice for a 11 yard loss to the Minn28.
1:18 3rd Minn 2-21 at Minn28 Weber pass completion to the left to Bennett for 18 yards to the Minn46.

4th Quarter
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
15:00 4th Minn 3-3 at Minn46 Weber incomplete pass to the left.
14:57 4th Minn 4-3 at Minn46 Kucek punts. Touchback. Ball on NIU20.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
14:48 4th NIU 1-10 at NIU20 Harnish rush right for 3 yards to the NIU23.
14:39 4th NIU 2-7 at NIU23 Anderson rush left for -1 yards to the NIU22.
13:54 4th NIU 3-8 at NIU22 Harnish incomplete pass to the left.
13:13 4th NIU 4-8 at NIU22 Dittbenner punts. No return. Ball on Minn32.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
13:07 4th Minn 1-10 at Minn32 Bennett rush middle for -1 yards to the Minn31.
12:59 4th Minn 2-11 at Minn31 Weber incomplete pass to the left.
12:26 4th Minn 3-11 at Minn31 Weber pass completion to the middle to Decker for 28 yards to the NIU41.
12:20 4th Minn 1-10 at NIU41 Weber sacked by English for a 9 yard loss to the NIU50.
11:45 4th Minn 2-19 at NIU50 Weber rush middle for 5 yards to the NIU45.
11:01 4th Minn 3-14 at NIU45 Weber incomplete pass to the middle.
10:18 4th Minn 4-14 at NIU45 Kucek punts. Touchback. Ball on NIU20.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
10:12 4th NIU 1-10 at NIU20 Harnish sacked by Moen for a 4 yard loss to the NIU16.
9:40 4th NIU 2-14 at NIU16 Harnish rush right for 5 yards to the NIU21.
9:22 4th NIU 3-9 at NIU21 Harnish pass completion to the middle to Palmer for 27 yards to the NIU48.
9:04 4th NIU 1-10 at NIU48 Harnish incomplete pass to the middle.
8:21 4th NIU 2-10 at NIU48 Harnish incomplete pass to the right.
8:17 4th NIU 3-10 at NIU48 Harnish pass completion to the right to Palmer for 52 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
8:17 4th NIU -- Salerno PAT - GOOD.
8:09 4th NIU -- Northern Illinois kicks off. No return. Ball on Minn35.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
8:09 4th Minn 1-10 at Minn35 Bennett rush middle for -2 yards to the Minn33.
8:02 4th Minn 2-12 at Minn33 Weber incomplete pass to the right.
7:26 4th Minn 3-12 at Minn33 Weber pass completion to the left to Simmons for 11 yards to the Minn44.
6:54 4th Minn 3-12 at Minn44 Minnesota time out.
6:54 4th Minn 4-1 at Minn44 Weber rush middle for 2 yards to the Minn46.
6:50 4th Minn 1-10 at Minn46 Weber incomplete pass to the middle.
6:25 4th Minn 2-10 at Minn46 Weber pass completion to the left to Spry for 16 yards to the NIU38.
6:25 4th Minn 2-10 at Minn46 Spry fumbles, English of Northern Illinois recovers and returns 0 yards to the NIU38.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
6:16 4th NIU 1-10 at NIU38 Clanton rush middle for 1 yard to the NIU39.
6:05 4th NIU 2-9 at NIU39 Harnish incomplete pass to the right.
5:25 4th NIU 2-9 at NIU39 Northern Illinois time out.
5:25 4th NIU 3-9 at NIU39 Harnish incomplete pass to the right.
5:21 4th NIU 4-9 at NIU39 Dittbenner punts. No return. Ball on Minn26.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
5:15 4th Minn 1-10 at Minn26 Decker rush right for 0 yards to the Minn26.
5:05 4th Minn 2-10 at Minn26 Weber pass completion to the left to Kuznia for 16 yards to the Minn42.
4:28 4th Minn 1-10 at Minn42 Weber pass completion to the middle to Bennett for 6 yards to the Minn48.
4:10 4th Minn 2-4 at Minn48 Weber pass completion to the middle to Tow-Arnett for 17 yards to the NIU35.
3:23 4th Minn 1-10 at NIU35 Weber pass completion to the middle to Tow-Arnett for 23 yards to the NIU12.
2:48 4th Minn 1-10 at NIU12 Bennett rush middle for 1 yard to the NIU11.
2:17 4th Minn 2-9 at NIU11 Weber rush middle for 7 yards to the NIU4.
1:38 4th Minn 3-2 at NIU4 Bennett rush right for 1 yard to the NIU3.
0:38 4th Minn 3-2 at NIU3 Minnesota time out.
0:38 4th Minn 4-1 at NIU3 Bennett rush middle for 2 yards to the NIU1.
0:34 4th Minn 1-1 at NIU1 Bennett rush middle for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
0:34 4th Minn -- Monroe PAT - GOOD.
Time Qtr Team Situation Play
0:22 4th NIU 1-0 at Harnish pass completion to the middle to Crider for 12 yards to the NIU-12.
0:16 4th NIU 1-10 at Minn48 Harnish incomplete pass to the middle.
0:15 4th NIU 2-10 at Minn48 Harnish pass completion to the middle to Crider for 18 yards to the Minn30.
0:08 4th NIU 2-10 at Minn30 Northern Illinois time out.
0:08 4th NIU 1-10 at Minn30 Harnish incomplete pass to the right.
0:03 4th NIU 2-10 at Minn30 Harnish incomplete pass to the middle.
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