DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -Junior
kicked a 30-yard field goal with 12 seconds to play on Saturday to lift Northern Illinois to a 16-13 victory over Bowling
Salerno converted on three of four field goal tries for the day as the Huskies (5-3, 4-1 Mid-American) won their third straight
and fifth in their last six games.
The Falcons (3-5, 1-3 Mid-American) led 13-10 late in the third quarter following an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback
to wide receiver
Salerno forced a 13-13 tie with 8:08 left in regulation with a 25-yard field goal. He got his final chance when defender
's punt and set up the Huskies at the Falcon 37 with 4:51 to play.
Northern Illinois chewed up more than four minutes and advanced 24 yards in seven plays to set up Salerno's game-winning try.
rushed 19 times for 116 yards to become the first Huskie quarterback with 100 or more rushing yards since 1990. Tailback Me'co
Brown added 95 yards on 20 carries.
Sheehan was 15-of-21 yard 92 yards while
caught six passes for 21 yards. Tailback
rushed 10 times for a team-high 39 yards.
Bowling Green kicker
hit field first half field goals of 29 and 20 yards as the Falcons opened a 6-3 halftime lead.
Salerno tied a school record with his career-best 52-yard field goal early in the opening quarter. A 49-yard try just before
halftime went wide left.