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NIU edges Kent State for 28th straight home win
NIU edges Kent State for 28th straight home win

DEKALB — Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder, and Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey was grateful to emerge with an ugly 17-14 Mid-American Conference win over heavy underdog Kent State on Saturday afternoon. "I've lost games like that in my career, and you don't ever, ever slight winning," Carey said. "Winning is winning, by one or by 50. You don't get any style points or any asterisks for: 'Oh, that looked really pretty.' They don't do that. So we take that for exactly what it is." NIU (4-1, 1-0) extended its home stadium winning streak to a nation-best 28 games by edging a persistent Kent State team (0-5, 0-2) that lost its...

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