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Eastern Michigan holds on to beat Northern Illinois 41-33

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Preston Hutchinson threw two touchdowns and scored on a 1-yard run for a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead, and Eastern Michigan held off Northern Illinois 41-33 in the season finale for both teams Saturday.

Eastern Michigan led 34-17 with 5:48 left in the third quarter.

Northern Illinois pulled within 41-26 after recording a safety with 3:29 left and on the Huskies next possession, Ross Bowers connected with Cole Tucker from 14-yards out for a one-possession game with 2:17 remaining. Eastern Michigan was forced to punt, but NIU couldn't get past midfield as time expired.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: P. Hutchinson1662
Passing TDs: P. Hutchinson12
Rushing Yards: D. Boone Jr.254
Rushing TDs: P. Hutchinson8
Receiving Yards: H. Beydoun508
Receiving TDs: T. Knue4
Interceptions: A. LaFleur2
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Kentucky Cancelled
10/10 at Ohio Postponed
11/4 at Kent State L 23 - 27
11/11 at Ball State L 31 - 38
11/18 vs. Toledo L 28 - 45
11/21 vs. Bowling Green Cancelled
11/27 at Miami (OH) Cancelled
11/27 vs. Central Michigan L 23 - 31
12/5 at Western Michigan W 53 - 42
12/12 vs. Northern Illinois W 41 - 33
Mid-American
East
  Conference Overall
Buffalo 5-0 6-1
Kent State 3-1 3-1
Ohio 2-1 2-1
Miami (OH) 2-1 2-1
Akron 1-5 1-5
Bowling Green 0-5 0-5
West
  Conference Overall
Ball State 5-1 7-1
Western Michigan 4-2 4-2
Toledo 4-2 4-2
Central Michigan 3-3 3-3
Eastern Michigan 2-4 2-4
Northern Illinois 0-6 0-6
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 2438 (100)
Passing Yards: 1662 (85)
Rushing Yards: 776 (110)
Points per game: 33.2 (33)
Yards per game: 406.3 (57)
Touchdowns: 23 (87)
Field Goals: 11 (49)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 2942 (45)
Passing Yards: 1493 (33)
Rushing Yards: 1449 (69)
Points per game: 36.0 (106)
Yards per game: 490.3 (122)
Touchdowns: 26 (53)
Field Goals: 8 (46)
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