NIU News and Notes: Post-Minnesota Victory

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Spann, Huskies Run Past Minnesota, 34-23

Huskie Wire | VIEWS: Huskies tackle improvement, victory
"I think all of the linebackers would tell you they didn't play well last week," Claeys said. "Boy, they sure did tonight. We can't win without their improvement. I think they were all at the right places every time but one time."

Huskie Wire | Huskies finish the job
"I've coached about 28 years and I don't know if I ever recruited one like this kid (Ward)," Kill said. "He can make plays on special teams. He's going to be a great secondary player.

NIU takes down Minnesota - Northern Star Online: Sports
"We had to kick field goals and that was disappointing," Brewster said. "But I think the main issue was that we didn't stop the run. We didn't stop [Chad] Spann."

Spann has career game at Minnesota - Northern Star Online: Sports
"I think it's something we've emphasized, I feel like we were running the ball sideways a little bit more than we needed to [in previous weeks]," said NIU head coach Jerry Kill. "I think some of the things we did up front allowed us to get downhill. If you don't get negative yards, you've got a chance to win a football game."

Spann, Huskies use strong ground game to stun Minnesota - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

201009261157 | Spann runs for 223 as Huskies down Minnesota | Football

Minnesota Perspective

The season of misery continues as the Gophers lose at home to Northern Illinois - The Daily Gopher
But what killed the Gopher offense was their inability to convert short yardage situations on the ground.  We were 2/2 in the 1st quarter on 3rd and short.  But after that Bennett was stopped on 3rd and 3, Hoese was stopped on 4th and 1, Kirkwood couldn't covert 3rd and 2, Bennett was stopped short on 4th and 2.  Too many short yardage situations that have to be converted.  I respect Northern Illinois but they are not that good.

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