Jordan Lynch sets another record as NIU stays undefeated

Jordan Lynch sets another record as NIU stays undefeated
November 26, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Associated Press

DE KALB, Ill. (AP) Jordan Lynch broke his single-game rushing record for quarterbacks with 321 yards and No. 18 Northern Illinois completed its first unbeaten regular season in 50 years with a 33-14 victory over Western Michigan on Tuesday night.

Lynch carried the ball 27 times in topping his previous record of 316 yards, set on Oct. 19 against Central Michigan. He established the mark with a 6-yard run with 13:49 to play. He scored on runs of 29, 36 and 37 yards and threw a 10-yard TD.

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The Huskies (12-0, 8-0 Mid-American) shook off brisk winds and occasional light snowfall as they extended the nation's longest active home winning streak to 26 games.

The Broncos (1-11, 1-7) dropped their third straight. Running back Dareyon Chance scored one touchdown and Antoin Scriven scored another.

The Huskies, No. 14 in the Bowl Championship Series rankings, also officially locked down their fourth straight West Division title on Tuesday with their 25th straight conference victory. They will meet Bowling Green or Buffalo in the Dec. 6 MAC title game at Detroit's Ford Field.

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