Lynch Leads NIU Huskies to MAC West Championship for 3rd Straight Year

Jordan Lynch, quarterback for the Northern Illinois Huskies and MAC Player of the Year, struck again last night as his Huskies extended their longest winning streak in D1A to 21 enroute to their 3rd straight MAC West title. Lynch amassed 570 yards of total offense and 3 touchdowns by running for 162 yards and throwing for 407 against a Toledo team that was a serious contender for the divisional championship. Toledo’s star running back David Fluellen had a bit of an off night; he managed “only” 134 total yards including 79 yards on 22 carries with just 1 touchdown. Fluellen presented the Huskies with the biggest pre-game threat to its divisional three-peat, but ankle soreness and NIU’s anti-run defense stopped him in his tracks.

The story was all Jordan Lynch, who overcame being down by a touchdown at halftime with a 74-yard strike to Martel Moore, who had 2 touchdown receptions on the night. NIU’s next stop is on November 23rd when they travel to Eastern Michigan. Lynch will try and pad his already amazing numbers against a soft team on the road. This anticipated victory would put the Huskies in the MAC Championship game at Ford Field in Detroit against the winner of Saturday’s Kent State and Bowling Green matchup.

Baring unforseen circumstances, Jordan Lynch will be the MAC player of the year.  He will probably be snubbed for more iconic recognition because of the less competitive reputation born by the Mid-Major Conference.  But no mistaking the level of Lynch’s performance numbers to date: 187-294, with 2258 passing yards and 22 TD’s to go along with 1504 rushing yards and 16 rushing TD’s while averaging 7 yards per carry.

Jordan Lynch – local boy making good – is from Mt. Greenwood and attended high school at Mt. Carmel.

Local Southside Kid scorches MAC Conference