The Northern Illinois Huskies started the second quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Bowling Green Falcons with the ball inside Bowling Green's five, but had to settle for a 23-yard field goal to extend their lead to 17-7. That was the only scoring until the quarter's final five minutes, when both teams traded touchdowns to put Northern Illinois up 24-14 going into halftime.
Following Huskies kicker Mathew Sims' field goal, the teams traded failed possessions until Northern Illinois took the ball 70 yards for a touchdown with less than two minutes left in the quarter. Aheem Daniels ran in the touchdown from two yards out, giving him two yards on two carries for the game but one of the team's three scores.
Bowling Green quickly retaliated with a score of their own, though, moving 64 yards in just over a minute to keep the game within ten points going into the second half. Falcons quarterback led the way by throwing for all 64 yards on the drive, including a 22-yard pass to Kamar Jorden on 4th-and-10 at Northern Illinois' 35-yard line and a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jordan on the following play.