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Northwestern 42, Eastern Illinois 21: Postgame Thread


Northwestern set a program record with 67 rushing attempts, and totaled 317 yards on the ground, led by Kain Colter's 109 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Three other backs had over 50 yards rushing, although one of them, Adonis Smith, had to leave the game with an apparent ankle injury.

On defense, things didn't go as well, as the secondary allowed EIU over 8 yards per pass attempt, including a total breakdown on a 72 yard touchdown in the second quarter. But the outcome was never in doubt; EIU scored a touchdown with 6 seconds left against NU's backups to make the final score look closer than the game really was.

We'll have plenty more coverage of this game later, for now enjoy your Saturday night.