AKRON, Ohio -- Jordan Lynch threw two touchdowns and rushed for two more as Northen Illinois routed Akron 37-7 Saturday in Mid-American Conference action.
Lynch finished with 223 yards on 20 of 33 passing and threw touchdown passes of nine and four yards.
Northern Illinois (7-1, 4-1) held a 13-7 lead before Lynch's 15-yard touchdown run gave the Huskies a 20-7 advantage at halftime.
After Lynch's second touchdown pass pushed the lead to 30-7, his second touchdown run, this time a 35-yarder, created the final margin.
Lynch, who finished with 131 yards on the ground, has rushed for 100-plus yards in each of the Huskies' last six games.
Akron (1-7, 0-4) struggled to move the ball, gaining just 194 yards on 65 plays from scrimmage.
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