Soccer | November 12
***Cornerback Jordan Gandy pulled down the primary interception of his NIU profession within the second quarter. Gandy’s interception was the Huskies’ second in as many video games. NIU intercepted simply 4 passes a 12 months in the past.
***The Huskies had been shut out within the first half versus Central Michigan, marking the primary time this season NIU has been shut out in a half. NIU was shut out in a half thrice final season, together with within the second half of the 2019 sport at CMU.
***NIU began six true freshmen on protection Wednesday with defensive sort out James Ester and linebacker Daveren Rayner making their first profession begins, becoming a member of 2020 classmates Jordan Hansen (S) and Devin Lafayette (S), Raishein Thomas (DE) and Pierce Oppong (DE) who all made their first profession begins per week in the past.
***NIU’s (three) sacks within the sport is greater than the Huskies recorded in any single sport a 12 months in the past.
***Senior linebacker Kyle Pugh completed the sport with 14 tackles, probably the most for the sixth-year senior for the reason that 2017 season opener (9-1-17) when he had a profession excessive 17 stops versus Boston School (11 vs. Nebraska in 2017).
***Andrew Haidet threw the primary landing cross of his NIU profession when the grad switch related with Dennis Robinson for a 31-yard rating within the fourth quarter.
***Dennis Robinson’s landing seize was the second of his profession. His final landing catch got here within the 2018 sport versus Central Michigan (9-15) when he caught a seven-yard landing cross on the primary reception of his NIU profession.