By Paul Roumeliotis
Jordan Lynch capped off Northern Illinois' final regular season game on Tuesday with 321 rushing yards, breaking his own single-game record.
Northern Illinois defeated Western Michigan 33-14 finishing a 12-0 undefeated season. But running for 321 yards left Lynch's entire body sore.
"I feel good," he said. "A little bumps and bruises, but you know, everyone else in the country has those though. Just overall sore."
Was rushing for 321 yards in the game plan?
"A quarterback running early is in the game plan and it's what Western Michigan was giving us," said Lynch. "The weather conditions — it was only about 5 degrees out there about 30 mph, so throwing the ball was kind of impossible at the time."
Despite the weather conditions, Lynch doesn't mind playing in the cold. He's always ready to play.
"Any conditions, any time. With our team, you're going to get our best shot no matter what the weather is," he said.
The chatter for Lynch becoming a Heisman candidate has picked up, and if he was a voter, his vote would be a "yes" for himself.
Even though the Heisman is important to him, he has other priorities on his mind.
"It would be a dream come true and it's a great deal to get mentioned in that category but overall, my biggest thing is just winning games and ending this season the right way," he said. "If I get an invite to New York or end up winning it, that will be awesome. If not, I still have a great team and great coaches around me — have to finish off the season the right way."