After a sluggish first half, Northern Illinois pulled away from Toledo in the second half for a 35-17 win to move to 11-0.
And to no one's surprise, it was Jordan Lynch who was one of the big reasons why. The NIU quarterback ran for three second half touchdowns after the Huskies struggled to capitalize off of three Toledo turnovers in the first half.
The Huskies trailed at the break 10-7, but you can't pin that one on Lynch as NIU missed three field goals. What you can are touchdown runs of 12, 31 and 1, however. That 31-yard score came after Lynch burst up the middle and made a deft cutback for the score. That made the game 21-17 in favor of the Huskies, and once Toledo made the poor decision to punt from inside NIU's 40 shortly after that, Lynch's 1-yard score after a 15-play 99-yard drive put the game out of reach.
Lynch finished with 202 yards passing and 28 carries for 161 yards on the ground and those three scores. For the season that's 2,418 yards passing and 21 touchdowns andRead More »from Jordan Lynch takes over in the second half against Toledo to keep Northern Illinois’ BCS hopes alive