***Northern Illinois fell to 0-2 in MAC Championship games all-time.
***NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish broke the school record for
singleseason total offense on a 24-yard rush in the fourth quarter.
Harnish needed 235 yards entering the game tobreak the record, held by
George Bork who had 2,945 yards in 1963. He finished the game with a
season-best 281passing yards and three rushing yards and now has 2,991
yards of total offenseon the year, the Huskies' best mark ever.
***Even before that, Harnish broke the record for total offense in
acareer, held by Chris Finlen. Harnishneeded just 103 yards to break
that record coming into the game and nearlyaccomplished that with his
first TD pass. Harnish now has 6,960 yards of total offense.
***In terms of career numbers, Chandler Harnish moved up to third onthe
NIU career list for completions (438) and passed Bob Heimerdinger
forfourth in touchdown passes (39).
***Chandler Harnish continues his climb up the Huskies single
seasoncharts. He has 20 touchdown passes for2,230 yards on 172 of 266
passing. Thosenumbers rank fifth (TD passes), fourth (passing yards),
and fifth (completions)at NIU for a single season.
***Jake Coffman recorded the 16th and 17th quarterback sackof his career
to move into sole possession of fifth place on the NIU all-time
list.Coffman's eight tackles were a career high for the fifth-year
***Chandler Harnish hit Martel Moore on a 69-yard touchdown pass
torecord the longest pass play of the season for NIU. The completion
also put Harnish over the2,000 yard mark in passing on the year, just
the eighth time that a NorthernIllinois QB has passed for more than
2,000 yards in a season.
***The Huskies blocked a pair of kicks on the season - their
firstblocked placekicks of the season. Mike Krause blocked a PAT for the
second timein his career on Miami's first PAT. Hisprevious block was in
the 2008 Independence Bowl. Jake Coffman recorded the first blocked
kickof his career on Miami's field goal try at the end of the half.
NorthernIllinois has blocked six punts on the season.
***Martel Moore recorded his first two-touchdown game of the year
withthe 69-yard completion and a 27-yard catch for a score in the
firstquarter. He recorded the first 100-yardreceiving day for NIU this
season with four catches for 110 yards. His receiving total of 110
yards was a careerbest for the sophomore.
***Northern Illinois saw its school record tying nine-game win
streakhalted and lost to a MAC team for the first time on the year.
***Chad Spann moved up to 12th on the NIU single seasonrushing chart
with 54 yards versus Miami. However, Spann saw his consecutive games
with a rushing touchdown streakhalted at 11.
***Kicker Michael Cklamovski tied the Huskies' school record for
PATsmade with three on Friday. Cklamovskihas made 51 PATs this season
to tie Chris Nendick (2004).