SIU 14, NIU 11: Five takeaways from the Huskies’ second straight loss to the Salukis

Northern Illinois' Antario Brown gets outside of Southern Illinois' Branson Combs during their game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in Huskie Stadium at NIU in DeKalb.

Tough defense, no points

Getting back into things

Missing their chances

Kick in the head

Bad third-quarter start