Nitz: Northern Illinois football coach Dav
Nitz: Northern Illinois football coach Dave Doeren pulled out his bag of tricks during last week’s win over Central Michigan, trying a fake punt and a fake field goal. The fake field goal resulted in kicker Mathew Sims scoring a 7-yard touchdown.
Which play was the most impressive, and which one was more risky?
Jacobson: Those two plays completely caught me off guard as Doeren hasn’t taken a lot of risks early in the season. In my opinion, the fake punt was a bigger play, and more risky, because of the situation. NIU was leading, 14-7, in the first quarter and was setting up to punt from its own 35-yard line. Punter Ryan Neir picked up 17 yards and the play eventually led to a field goal, putting the Huskies up by 10. If CMU stops the Huskies on fourth-and-7, the Chippewas take over in Huskies territory and completely shift the momentum.
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