Originally created 09/21/03

SEC roundup



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Josh Haldi threw two second-half touchdown passes and Michael Turner ran for 156 yards as Northern Illinois upset No. 21 Alabama 19-16 on Saturday night.

The Huskies (3-0), 14-point underdogs, toppled their second ranked team of the season, pounding away at one of the nation's top run defenses. They had already defeated then-No. 15 Maryland and beat a Southeastern Conference team for the first time.

Alabama (2-2) scored on a 54-yard scamper by Shaud Williams with 5:36 left and got the ball back just over a minute later after a defensive stop.

Alabama converted a fourth-and-2 on Brodie Croyle's 5-yard pass to Triandos Luke, but still couldn't get past its own 40. Three plays later, Croyle fumbled after cocking his arm to throw and had to fall on it for an 8-yard loss.

He underthrew Luke on fourth-and-11 with Javan Lee hitting him as he threw, and the Huskies ran out the clock.

KENTUCKY 34, INDIANA 17 In Bloomington, Ind., Jared Lorenzen passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, dragging an Indiana defender across the goal line with him, to lead Kentucky.

The 260-pound quarterback, Kentucky's career passing leader, repeatedly broke away from Indiana tacklers for big completions and key runs the whole game for the Wildcats (2-2).