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Northern Illinois wins its Mid-American Conference opener, holding off Eastern Michigan 27-20

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The Huskies led 17-3 at halftime and did not give up the lead, although Eastern Michigan’s Ben Bryant threw touchdown passes of 42 yards to Bryson Cannon and 17 yards to Dylan Drummond in the third quarter, sandwiched around Clint Ratkovich’s 2-yard TD run for NIU. The teams traded field goals late in the fourth quarter.

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