NIU's 295-pound lineman James Ester opened the scoring by batting a pass into the air and jumping to secure it in the end zone. Brown broke loose for a 47-yard touchdown six minutes later and then added a 6-yard score that stretched the Huskies’ lead to 29-10 late in the third.
Brown finished with 86 yards on 17 carries for Northern Illinois (2-5, 1-2 Mid-American Conference). Waylee had a 76-yard touchdown run that capped the scoring with 7:14 to play.
Taylor Powell was 11-of-23 passing and threw a touchdown and interception for Eastern Michigan (4-3, 1-2).
The Huskies have a 35-16-2 advantage in the series and are 21-4 against the Eagles since 1998.