Northern Illinois 38, Central Michigan 17

Date - Saturday, October 19, 2013 3:00 PM
Location - Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Attendance - 18796

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northern Illinois 7 7 10 14 38
Central Michigan 14 0 0 3 17

Recap


No. 23 Northern Illinois 38, Central Michigan 17: Jordan Lynch rushed for a career-high 316 yards and scored three touchdowns and also passed for 155 yards and one score as the visiting Huskies defeated the Chippewas for their 20th consecutive Mid-American Conference victory.

Lynch's total was the most ever by an FBS quarterback and he rushed for two second-half scores as Northern Illinois (7-0, 3-0 MAC) pulled away from a 14-14 halftime tie. The victory was the Huskies’ first at Central Michigan since 2005.

Cooper Rush passed for 271 yards and two touchdowns for the Chippewas (3-5, 2-2), who allowed 437 rushing yards and were outgained 592-346.

Northern Illinois went ahead for good on Tyler Wedel’s 34-yard field goal with 11:01 left in the third quarter and Lynch added a 1-yard scoring run nearly eight minutes later. Lynch scored on a 3-yard jaunt midway through the fourth quarter to give the Huskies a two-touchdown lead and Cameron Stingily added a 19-yard scoring run with 1:32 to play.

Central Michigan led 14-7 after one quarter as Rush tossed a 9-yard scoring pass to Titus Davis and connected with Andrew Flory on a 36-yarder. Lynch scored on a 5-yard run to tie the score with 8:11 left in the first half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Northern Illinois has won 13 consecutive road games since losing at Central Michigan in 2011. … Davis, who caught his 21st career scoring reception, had five catches for 109 yards after missing a game with a shoulder injury. … The previous FBS record for rushing yards by a quarterback was held by another Northern Illinois signal-caller, Stacey Robinson, who rushed for 308 yards against Fresno State on Oct. 6, 1990.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:05
Central Michigan   TD  Central Michigan 7 - Northern Illinois 0
1st Quarter - 2:05
Northern Illinois   TD  Central Michigan 7 - Northern Illinois 7
1st Quarter - 0:13
Central Michigan   TD  Central Michigan 14 - Northern Illinois 7
2nd Quarter - 8:11
Northern Illinois   TD  Central Michigan 14 - Northern Illinois 14
3rd Quarter - 11:01
Northern Illinois   FG  Central Michigan 14 - Northern Illinois 17
3rd Quarter - 3:22
Northern Illinois   TD  Central Michigan 14 - Northern Illinois 24
4th Quarter - 14:50
Central Michigan   FG  Central Michigan 17 - Northern Illinois 24
4th Quarter - 6:11
Northern Illinois   TD  Central Michigan 17 - Northern Illinois 31
4th Quarter - 1:32
Northern Illinois   TD  Central Michigan 17 - Northern Illinois 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northern Illinois Central Michigan
W/L 7 - 0 - 0 3 - 5 - 0
Conference 3 - 0 - 0 2 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Northern Illinois Central Michigan
Score 38 17
First Downs 28 17
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-15
60%
3-for-11
27%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 592 346
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 53-437 30-75
Average/Rush 8.2 2.5
Passing
Comp-Att 20-30 16-32
Passing Yards 155 271
Average/Pass Play 5.2 8.0
Penalties-Yards 4-35 4-24
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 32:36 27:24

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Lynch 20/30 155 1 1
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Rush 16/32 271 2 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Lynch 32 316 9.9 3
C. Stingily 14 70 5.0 1
T. Lewis 3 28 9.3 0
D. Brown 1 17 17.0 0
D. Smith 1 5 5.0 0
J. Spencer 1 3 3.0 0
A. Turner 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Lavallii 16 53 3.3 0
M. Shoemaker-Gilmore 12 37 3.1 0
C. Rush 2 -15 -7.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Lewis 10 54 5.4 1
J. Brescacin 4 50 12.5 0
A. Turner 4 33 8.2 0
D. Brown 2 18 9.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Davis 5 109 21.8 1
A. Flory 5 81 16.2 1
C. Williams 2 30 15.0 0
M. Shoemaker-Gilmore 2 25 12.5 0
J. Harris 1 20 20.0 0
A. Fenton 1 6 6.0 0