Scores

Final

N Illinois 37

(7-1, 4-0 MAC)

Akron 7

(1-7, 0-4 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, October 20, 2012

InfoCision Stadium, Akron, OH

1 2 3 4 T
NIU 10 10 10 737
AKR 0 7 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: J. Lynch (NIU) - 223 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Lynch (NIU) - 20 CAR, 131 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Moore (NIU) - 5 REC, 54 YDS, 1 TD

N. Illinois 37, Akron 7

Associated Press

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.

Northern Illinois has won 16 of its last 17 games. Its last lost was by one point to Iowa in the 2012 season opener.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
AKR
1st Downs2815
Total Yards528199
Passing223157
Rushing30542
Penalties8-707-67
3rd Down Conversions6-175-14
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers13
Possession33:0126:59

Passing Leaders

Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lynch20/332236.820
AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams15/291575.411

Rushing Leaders

Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lynch201316.6235
Settle8506.3014
AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hundley18633.5012
Chisholm8131.607

Receiving Leaders

Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brescacin26733.5035
Moore55410.8115
AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith24321.5034
Sconiers33612.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNIUAKR
FG06:16Mathew Sims 39 Yd 30
TD04:52Martel Moore 9 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERNIUAKR
FG04:47Mathew Sims 31 Yd 130
TD01:32Jerrod Dillard 4 Yd Pass From Dalton Williams (Robert Stein Kick) 137
TD00:19Jordan Lynch 15 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 207
THIRD QUARTERNIUAKR
FG12:09Mathew Sims 29 Yd 237
TD01:30Jason Schepler 13 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 307
FOURTH QUARTERNIUAKR
TD11:09Jordan Lynch 35 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 377