DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Lynch ran for three touchdowns and threw for another score to lift Northern Illinois to a 35-7 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.
It was the 16th consecutive home victory for the Huskies (1-1), the defending champions of the Mid-American Conference. NIU lost to Iowa 18-17 last week at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Lynch had a 31-yard TD pass to Martel Moore and ran for scores of 1, 32 and 4 yards.
Jamal Womble scored on a 2-yard run on the Huskies' first drive and Leighton Settle ran for 106 yards for NIU, which led 21-0 at halftime. Lynch finished with 60 yards rushing and 214 yards passing.
Tennessee-Martin scored early in the fourth quarter on Derek Carr's 7-yard pass to Corey Jordan. Quentin Sims caught 10 passes for 152 yards for the Skyhawks (1-1), who won at Memphis last week - their first victory over an FBS school.
|NILL||Jamal Womble 2 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Martel Moore 31 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Jordan Lynch 1 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Jordan Lynch 32 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)|
|TNMART||Corey Jordan 7 yd pass from Derek Carr (Cody Sandlin kick)|
|NILL||Jordan Lynch 4 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-16||8-13|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-3||1-1|
|Kick Return Yds||83||41|
|Punt Return Yds||-2||10|
|Time of Poss.||30:12||29:48|
|TNMART: DJ McNeil 12-61, Jason McNair 9-13, Trent Garland 3-4, Tevin Barksdale 5-3, Kevin Barfield 1--2, James Satterfield 1--7, Derek Carr 2--9|
|NILL: Leighton Settle 21-106, Jordan Lynch 11-60, Matt McIntosh 6-20, Tommylee Lewis 1-17, Jamal Womble 5-7, Akeem Daniels 1-3, Keith Harris 3-2, Team 1--2|
|TNMART: Derek Carr 19-35-264-1, Jason McNair 1-1-19-0|
|NILL: Jordan Lynch 19-25-214-1, Matt McIntosh 0-1-0-0|
|TNMART: Quentin Sims 10-152, Corey Jordan 2-59, Jason McNair 2-8, Derek Carr 1-19, Kevin Barfield 1-15, Tevin Barksdale 1-11, Trent Garland 1-10, Chris Thompson 1-7, DJ McNeil 1-2|
|NILL: Martel Moore 5-56, Tommylee Lewis 4-52, Da'Ron Brown 3-32, Perez Ashford 2-18, Luke Eakes 1-32, Jamison Wells 1-14, Angelo Sebastiano 1-12, Akeem Daniels 1-1, Leighton Settle 1--3|