DE KALB, Ill. -- Jordan Lynch threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns Wednesday night and
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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|TOLEDO||David Fluellen 1 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)|
|NILL||Martel Moore 5 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)|
|TOLEDO||Terrance Owens 1 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)|
|NILL||Martel Moore 73 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Perez Ashford 6 yd pass from Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Akeem Daniels 6 yd run (Mathew Sims kick)|
|NILL||Mathew Sims 43 yd FG|
|TOLEDO||Cassius McDowell 5 yd run (Jeremiah Detmer kick)|
|TOLEDO||Jeremiah Detmer 34 yd FG|
|Third Down Efficiency||3-8||6-12|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-2||1-1|
|Kick Return Yds||62||46|
|Punt Return Yds||0||6|
|Time of Poss.||30:2||29:58|
|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|
|Toledo||2nd Mid American West||6-2||9-4|
|Northern Illinois||1st Mid American West||9-0||12-2|