DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Ja'don Rucker-Furlow's pick-6 helped Miami (Ohio) beat Northern Illinois 13-7 on Wednesday night.
Northern Illinois (7-4, 6-1 Mid-American Conference) had its six-game win streak snapped while Miami (5-6, 5-2) has won consecutive games after losing five in a row. It was also the second straight game where the defense came up big for the RedHawks. A fourth-quarter safety helped Miami beat Ohio, 30-28, on Nov. 7.
Northern Illinois leads the MAC West Division by two games with one game remaining at Western Michigan on November 20.