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.
|NILL||Tommylee Lewis 31 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)|
|WMICH||Eric Monette 27 yd pass from Tyler Van Tubbergen (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|WMICH||Eric Monette 6 yd pass from Tyler Van Tubbergen (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|NILL||Da'Ron Brown 9 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)|
|WMICH||Dareyon Chance 8 yd run (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|NILL||Mathew Sims 54 yd FG|
|NILL||Jordan Lynch 2 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Jordan Lynch 20 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Tommylee Lewis 3 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Da'Ron Brown 8 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)|
|WMICH||Tyler Van Tubbergen 9 yd run (failed 2pt pass)|
|NILL||Mathew Sims 49 yd FG|
|WMICH||Justin Collins 17 yd pass from Tyler Van Tubbergen (Andrew Haldeman kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||8-15||12-20|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-2||1-1|
|Kick Return Yds||90||103|
|Punt Return Yds||75||0|
|Time of Poss.||24:53||35:7|
|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 Illinois||1st Mid American West||9-0||12-2|
|Western Michigan||5th Mid American West||2-6||4-8|