Mistaken identity.

Many of the 16,352 fans at Huskie Stadium must have thought they were seeing the dramatic return of Brett Schroeder to the NIU lineup Saturday when No. 38 made a one-yard plunge into the end zone early in the fourth quarter. In reality that No. 38 was halfback Tyrone Isaac, who tore his jersey (No. 32) during the third quarter. Schroeder will miss the remainder of the season with a broken right clavicle.

Dashing Dawgies. The football team’s total of 389 yards rushing against Nevada-Las Vegas was the second highest output for the squad this season. The Huskies, who are averaging 322.1 yards rushing per game, had their season high of 407 against Western Illinois.

Rushin‘ Robinson. Huskie QB Stacey Robinson has overtaken Air Force’s Dee Dowis as the top rushing signal-caller in the country. “Sauce” has rambled for 805 yards on the season, an average of 115 yards per contest. That 805-yard total leaves Robinson only 21 yards behind the school mark for a quarterback (Marshall Taylor’s 826 in 1987).

3 and climbing. Sophomore fullback Adam Dach powered his way to 82 yards Saturday and moved into 13th place on the all-time school rushing list in the process. Dach, who now has 1,386 career yards, passed former NIU fullback Joe Plaskas, who had 1,315 from 1956-59.

Lucky bounces? Despite running the risky, triple-option wishbone offense, NIU has lost only six fumbles after putting the ball on the turf 22 times in its seven games. The Huskies’ opponents, meanwhile, have lost 12 of their 23 fumbles.

Media day. Coach Jim Molinari and the NIU men’s basketball program will hold their preseason media reception today at Lawry’s “The Prime Rib” in Chicago. The Northern Star will carry full coverage of the event in Wednesday’s edition.