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Northern Illinois football: Huskies beat Maine 41-14 – Chicago Tribune

DEKALB — Rocky Lombardi rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another, and Northern Illinois scored 27 unanswered points to beat Maine 41-14 on Saturday at Huskie Stadium.

Lombardi was 17-of-24 passing for 282 yards with an interception. He ran 10 times for 119 yards, including scoring runs of 64 and 18 yards in the fourth quarter. Lombardi’s earlier 7-yard run gave Northern Illinois a 21-14 halftime lead.

Harrison Waylee added 130 yards on the ground with a touchdown for the Huskies (2-2). Cole Tucker caught four passes for 114 yards and Tyrice Richie had seven catches for 76 yards.

John Richardson kicked two short field goals to make it 27-14 early in the fourth.

Freddie Brock and Elijah Barnwell each had a rushing touchdown for Maine (1-3). Brock ran for 85 yards.

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