Northern Illinois Defeats Eastern Michigan 59-20

Northern Illinois demonstrated why it is the 18th ranked football team today by handing the Eastern Michigan Eagles a lopsided defeat. The Huskie effort was fueled by another outstanding performance by star quarterback Jordan Lynch, who threw for four touchdowns and caught a touchdown as a receiver. The final line on Lynch was 16-20 for 223 yards and four TDs. Lynch also added 99 yards rushing to compliment his record setting rushing effort from last week.

Northern Illinois scored early and often en route to a complete game victory, which extended the Huskies' home win streak to an NCAA best 24 straight games. Tommylee Lewis had an excellent game. Lewis rushed for 107 yards and threw for a highlight reel touchdown pass to his quarterback.

After Jordan Lynch exited with 6:33 left in the third quarter, Huskie backup QB Matt McIntosh served notice to the MAC that there is plenty to worry about from NIU after senior Lynch's graduation. McIntosh threw for a beautiful touchdown pass and showed that he is proficient at running the ball as well.

Eastern Michigan was hampered by indecision as to who was going to play quarterback. EMU started with Brogan Roback, but replaced him with Tyler Benz. EMU generated very little offense as a consequence. EMU did manage a late TD with 4:11 left in the fourth quarter, but it was much too little and way too late for the Eagles at that point.

With the victory, NIU improves its record to 8-0 while EMU falls to 1-7.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hustle Belt

You must be a member of Hustle Belt to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hustle Belt. You should read them.

Join Hustle Belt

You must be a member of Hustle Belt to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hustle Belt. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker