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No. 24 NIU beats EMU, heads to MAC title game

3:14 PM, Nov 23, 2012   |    comments
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Ypsilanti, MI (Sports Network) - Akeem Daniels ran for four touchdowns in No. 24 Northern Illinois' 49-7 thumping of Eastern Michigan.

Daniels carried the ball 12 times and finished with 112 yards for the Huskies (11-1, 8-0 MAC), who will play Kent State in the conference title game next Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Jordan Lynch was 16-of-25 for 168 yards and a score and added 107 yards on the ground in the victory.

Tyler Benz completed just 10-of-22 passes for 96 yards with a touchdown and interception for Eastern Michigan (2-10, 1-7), which dropped four of its last five contests to close the year.

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