AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Jordan Lynch threw two touchdowns and rushed for two more as Northen Illinois routed Akron 37-7 Saturday in Mid-American Conference action.
Lynch finished with 223 yards on 20 of 33 passing and threw touchdown passes of nine and four yards.
Northern Illinois (7-1, 4-1) held a 13-7 lead before Lynch's 15-yard touchdown run gave the Huskies a 20-7 advantage at halftime.
After Lynch's second touchdown pass pushed the lead to 30-7, his second touchdown run, this time a 35-yarder, created the final margin.
Lynch, who finished with 131 yards on the ground, has rushed for 100-plus yards in each of the Huskies' last six games.
Akron (1-7, 0-4) struggled to move the ball, gaining just 194 yards on 65 plays from scrimmage.
Northern Illinois has won 16 of its last 17 games. Its last lost was by one point to Iowa in the 2012 season opener.
|NILL||Mathew Sims 39 yd FG|
|NILL||Martel Moore 9 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Mathew Sims 31 yd FG|
|AKRON||Jerrod Dillard 4 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Robert Stein kick)|
|NILL||Jordan Lynch 15 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Mathew Sims 29 yd FG|
|NILL||Jason Schepler 13 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Jordan Lynch 35 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||6-17||5-14|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-1||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||33||47|
|Punt Return Yds||20||4|
|Time of Poss.||33:1||26:53|
|NILL: Jordan Lynch 20-131, Leighton Settle 8-50, Giorgio Bowers 5-37, Akeem Daniels 4-35, Keith Harris 7-26, Matt McIntosh 6-26|
|AKRON: Conor Hundley 18-63, Jawon Chisholm 8-13, Quentin Hines 3-12, Kyle Pohl 1-1, Team 1--3, Dalton Williams 6--44|
|NILL: Jordan Lynch 20-33-223-0|
|AKRON: Dalton Williams 15-29-157-1|
|NILL: Martel Moore 5-54, Tommylee Lewis 5-29, Jamison Wells 3-31, Juwan Brescacin 2-67, Da'Ron Brown 2-9, Luke Eakes 1-18, Jason Schepler 1-13, Akeem Daniels 1-2|
|AKRON: Keith Sconiers 3-36, L.T. Smith 2-43, Marquelo Suel 2-29, Jerrod Dillard 2-13, Jawon Chisholm 2-3, Conor Hundley 1-18, Imani Davis 1-8, Dee Frieson 1-6, Will Fleming 1-1|
|Northern Illinois||1st Mid American West||9-0||12-2|
|Akron||7th Mid American East||0-8||1-11|