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Huskie Wire | Room for more
"It’s kind of like the (movie) "Field of Dreams," the more you win, the better you do, they’ll come," Kill said. "But they’ve got to believe you’re going to win, week-in and week-out. That’s the way it is."

Huskie Wire | VIEWS: NIU arrives as contender
"We can get a lot better, is that not correct?" Kill asked a group of his players after the game. "I mean, we are not even close to where we could be because we're making some errors in the kicking game and giving up field position. Our young players are still learning."

Huskie Wire | Harnish: 'I've been in a groove'
"Over the last three weeks, I've been feeling like I've been in a groove," Harnish said. "The playcalling was so unpredictable today that I think they were on their toes all day. That just makes our job easier."

Huskie Wire | NIU notes: Backup QBs play a role, Huskies overcome mistakes
"The quarterback run is such a great weapon," Limegrover said. "That's why a lot of people go to the Wildcat. We're just fortunate that our best Wildcat guy happens to be our backup quarterback. We'd like to do a little bit more with that and expand it. We had a couple throws in that that we didn't have to use.

Huskie Wire | Huskies dominate Temple
"We know we're good," said linebacker Alex Kube, who had seven tackles to help NIU shut out Temple in the second half after allowing 17 points in the first half. "But the thing is we have to keep getting better. All we want to do is keep getting better. We don't care who the next opponent is."

Huskie Wire | LIVE BLOG: NIU vs. Temple

NIU football team looks poised to take MAC - Northern Star Online: Sports
Just from being around the team, it's pretty clear that this team has bought into what Kill has been preaching. I would be extremely surprised if the Huskies get caught looking ahead past a Toledo or even Eastern Michigan.

Third-down success key to NIU win - Northern Star Online: Sports
"The reality was that we never stopped them," said Temple head coach Al Golden. "[NIU] controlled the time of possession, they were great on third down, threw the ball exceptionally well... you're not going to lose many games if you have that formula."

Huskies ground Owls - Northern Star Online: Sports
"When we left the locker room, I said, ‘defense has to step up and get some stops,'" said NIU head coach Jerry Kill. "And offensively, I've said all along, you have to score 30 and we'll win. We got 31, and the defense got some stops."

Northern Illinois 31, Temple 17: The Narrative Is Over, For Now - Hustle Belt
And they didn't even need The Big Play. There's always that one defining, momentum-reversing play that lands on the highlight reel for solid wins. NIU didn't have that. Their longest play from scrimmage was 24 yards — a Harnish scramble, which bookended a methodical 90-yard drive that led to their 31st point.

201010091175 | Harnish helps Huskies prevail in battle of 'favorites' | Football

Harnish, Spann lead Northern Illinois past Temple - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

Temple Owls vs. Northern Illinois Huskies - Recap - October 09, 2010 - ESPN

Huskies Post 31-17 Victory Over Temple

Northern Illinois tops Temple 31-17 - Chicago Breaking Sports

Northern Illinois football: NIU shuts down Temple in second half -

Temple Perspective Northern Lowlights
"I feel the momentum shifted a little bit in the second half," said Stewart, Temple’s redshirt junior quarterback. "We had scored on every possession in the first half. We came out in the second half kind of flat. When we didn’t score immediately, I think some of the guys were panicking. We didn’t execute the way we executed in the first half and that killed us."

Temple overpowered by Northern Illinois | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/10/2010
"They were better than us, they were tougher," Owls coach Al Golden said. "They made plays when they had to, they played with more discipline, and they played smarter."

The Owl's Nest: Temple Suffers its First Conference Loss of the Year
To keep things simple, I think that it's about time that Coach Golden lets Chris Coyer see some time under center. We'll leave it at that for now. (see notes below)

Temple Football Forever: Defense, QB come up small in Illinois
No way a defense with more than half the MAC all-star team should yield 31 points to any MAC offense. That said, I hope all of the Chester Stewart fans are happy now - Owls go south at Northern Illinois


With the wins, the Huskies now sit alone on top of the MAC West and have a 5-0 record on the road, a feat last accomplished in 1992.

Huskies Down Eastern Michigan, Move to 5-1 in MAC Play