Northern Illinois at Western Michigan

N. Illinois 48, W. Michigan 34


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Jordan Lynch threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more Saturday, leading Northern Illinois to a 48-34 victory over Western Michigan.

Lynch was 18 for 28 for 274 yards and no interceptions, and carried 21 times for 136 yards for the Huskies (8-1, 5-0 Mid-American), who have won eight in a row since losing to Iowa. Lynch threw two touchdown passes each to Tommylee Lewis and Da'Ron Brown. Martel Moore had 120 receiving yards for Northern Illinois.

The Broncos (3-6, 1-4) led 21-17 at halftime behind a pair of touchdown passes from Tyler Van Tubbergen to Eric Monette. Van Tubbergen, who finished with 333 passing yards, later ran for a touchdown, and Monette finished with 142 yards.

NIU got a 54-yard field goal from Mathew Sims on the last play of the first half, then scored four TDs while blanking Western Michigan until midway through the fourth quarter.

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Scoring Summary
NILLTommylee Lewis 31 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)
WMICHEric Monette 27 yd pass from Tyler Van Tubbergen (Andrew Haldeman kick)
WMICHEric Monette 6 yd pass from Tyler Van Tubbergen (Andrew Haldeman kick)
NILLDa'Ron Brown 9 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)
WMICHDareyon Chance 8 yd run (Andrew Haldeman kick)
NILLMathew Sims 54 yd FG
NILLJordan Lynch 2 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)
NILLJordan Lynch 20 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)
NILLTommylee Lewis 3 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)
NILLDa'Ron Brown 8 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)
WMICHTyler Van Tubbergen 9 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
NILLMathew Sims 49 yd FG
WMICHJustin Collins 17 yd pass from Tyler Van Tubbergen (Andrew Haldeman kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2029
Third Down Efficiency8-1512-20
Fourth Down Efficiency1-21-1
Plays-Net Yards68-45389-489
Passing Yds274333
Kick Return Yds90103
Punt Return Yds750
Time of Poss.24:5335:7
Individual Stats
NILL: Jordan Lynch 21-136, Keith Harris 12-38, Akeem Daniels 4-4, Tommylee Lewis 1-4, Team 2--3
WMICH: Dareyon Chance 23-97, Tyler Van Tubbergen 9-39, Brian Fields 6-20
NILL: Jordan Lynch 18-28-274-0
WMICH: Tyler Van Tubbergen 32-51-333-1
NILL: Martel Moore 7-120, Tommylee Lewis 4-44, Da'Ron Brown 4-31, Juwan Brescacin 1-38, Jason Schepler 1-29, Angelo Sebastiano 1-12
WMICH: Eric Monette 8-142, Dareyon Chance 6-34, Daniel Braverman 5-6, Josh Schaffer 3-36, Brian Fields 2-37, Justin Collins 2-28, Antoin Scriven 2-22, Clark Mussman 2-16, Devon Brant 1-9, Gabe Hughes 1-3
Northern Illinois3rd Mid American West5-35-7
Western Michigan1st Mid American West8-013-1

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