ATHENS, Ohio – Drew Hare threw an 18-yard touchdown strike to a wide open Chad Beebe in the end zone with 6 minutes left, and Northern Illinois held on to beat Ohio 21-14 on Tuesday night.
Hare's game-winning TD pass capped an 8-play, 70-yard drive for the Huskies (9-2, 6-1 Mid-American Conference).
The Bobcats drove to the Huskies 42 on the ensuing series, but stalled when Marlon Moore recovered a Landon Smith fumble with 4:03 to play. The Huskies then ran out the clock.
Hare was 15 of 23 for 178 yards with two touchdowns. His 32-yard touchdown pass to Akeem Daniels gave the Huskies a 14-7 lead with 9:25 to play in the third quarter.
A.J. Ouellette ran for 127 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Ohio (5-5, 3-3). Derrius Vick threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Ouellette to tie it at 14 with 8:50 to play.