Toledo at Northern Illinois

Lynch's three TDs lead N. Illinois past Toledo wire reports

DE KALB, Ill. -- Jordan Lynch threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns Wednesday night and Northern Illinois defeated Toledo 31-24 to claim a spot in the Mid-American Conference championship game.

Lynch also ran for 162 yards for the Huskies (10-1, 7-0), who extended the longest home winning streak in Division I to 21 games. The defending MAC champions won their 10th straight game and wrapped up the West Division title to advance to the conference championship Nov. 30 in Detroit.

Toledo (8-3, 5-2) led 14-7 at halftime, but 18 seconds into the third quarter Lynch hooked up with Martel Moore for a 74-yard touchdown pass, their second scoring connection of the game. NIU went ahead 21-14 on Lynch's 6-yard TD pass to Ashford Perez.

The Rockets trailed 31-14 but got within seven points after Jeremiah Detmer's 34-yard field goal with 5:57 left. The Huskies picked up three first downs and ran out the clock.

Moore had 153 yards receiving for NIU. Terrance Owens threw for 265 yards and ran for a score for Toledo.

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Scoring Summary
TOLEDODavid Fluellen 1 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
NILLMartel Moore 5 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)
TOLEDOTerrance Owens 1 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
NILLMartel Moore 73 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)
NILLPerez Ashford 6 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)
NILLAkeem Daniels 6 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)
NILLMathew Sims 43 yd FG
TOLEDOCassius McDowell 5 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
TOLEDOJeremiah Detmer 34 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2528
Third Down Efficiency3-86-12
Fourth Down Efficiency1-21-1
Plays-Net Yards71-39678-596
Passing Yds265407
Kick Return Yds6246
Punt Return Yds06
Time of Poss.30:229:58
Individual Stats
TOLEDO: David Fluellen 22-79, Terrance Owens 12-51, Cassius McDowell 3-16, Team 1--15
NILL: Jordan Lynch 30-162, Akeem Daniels 8-31, Tommylee Lewis 1-2, Da'Ron Brown 1--2, Team 2--4
TOLEDO: Terrance Owens 22-32-265-3, Dwight Macon 0-1-0-0
NILL: Jordan Lynch 25-36-407-1
TOLEDO: Bernard Reedy 10-131, David Fluellen 6-55, Cordale Scott 2-21, Alonzo Russell 1-20, Justin Olack 1-16, James Green 1-13, Dwight Macon 1-9
NILL: Martel Moore 7-153, Tommylee Lewis 6-65, Perez Ashford 5-70, Akeem Daniels 3-21, Luke Eakes 1-46, Jason Schepler 1-23, Da'Ron Brown 1-17, Jamison Wells 1-12
Toledo2nd Mid American West6-29-4
Northern Illinois3rd Mid American West5-35-7

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