Northern Illinois' offense came into tonight's MAC championship game averaging almost 40 points per game, but they've been bottled up by the Ohio defense on Friday night. They've also turned the ball over three times.
The Huskies were sluggish enough in the first quarter, but the second proved more of the same, as Ohio continued to move the football with relative ease and put points on the scoreboard. The Bobcats opened up the second quarter scoring with a short field goal; fortunately for NIU, they were able to stop Ohio once the Bobcats got inside the 10.
Ohio scored their second touchdown of the game when quarterback Tyler Tettleton eluded the NIU pass rush, broke contain, and scrambled for an 18-yard score.
Unofficially, Ohio has out-gained Northern Illinois 302-92. But if there's an offense that can dig its way out of this hole, it's Northern Illinois' offense.
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