Jordan Lynch rushed and passed for over 100 yards and has 4 total first half TDs, as the Huskies lead the Minutemen 42-13 after 30 minutes of play. NIU has scored on six of their seven possessions, netting five touchdowns on the ground.
UMass held an early 3-0 lead after Brendan Levengood hit a 42-yard feild goal on their first possession. But NIU countered with a 6-yard TD run from Lynch just three minutes later, and the Huskies haven't looked back. Lynch ran for three touchdowns in the first quarter, and has 13 rushes for 101 yards so far. He has also gone 10-11 passing for 160 yards with a 66-yard touchdown pass to Juwan Brescacin.
Mike Wegzyn, starting in place of the injured A.J. Doyle, has struggled so far, going 7-13 for 117 yards with an interception. Freshman runningback, Lorenzo Woodley has played well, gaining 75 yards on 21 carries with the Minutemen's only touchdown. Tajae Sharpe has added 4 catches for 62 yards.