DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -
kicked a 40-yard field goal in overtime to lift Central Michigan to a 33-30 victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night.
The Huskies rallied from a 24-point deficit over the final 16 minutes to force the overtime.
The Chippewas (8-2, 6-0 Mid-American Conference) dominated most of the first three quarters as
threw two touchdown passes and rushed for two to help build the 30-6 lead. LeFevour was 19-of-26 for 189 yards and rushed
for 137 yards on 29 carries.
scored on runs of 1 and 3 yards in the fourth quarter for Northern Illinois (5-5, 4-3), while
kicked a 25-yard field goal with 19 seconds left in regulation to tie the game.
The Huskies had the first overtime possession, but
was intercepted by cornerback
The Huskies broke a 43-minute touchdown drought when Harnish scored on a 2-yard run with 1:25 left in the third quarter. Northern
Illinois then recovered an onside kick and trimmed Central Michigan's lead to 30-20 with 13:44 left in the fourth quarter.
Harnish added a 3-yard TD run with 7:38 left in the fourth.
LeFevour threw second-quarter touchdowns to
(25 yards) and
(27 yards). He also scored on a 1-yard run with 40 seconds left in the half and added an 8-yard scoring run with 5:36 left
in the third.
Brown caught seven passes for 50 yards. Harnish was 18-of-36 for 288 yards while
caught six passes for 131 yards.