COL FB: Northern Illinois 33, Western Michigan 14

Nov. 27, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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DEKALB, Ill., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Jordan Lynch passed for just 39 yards Tuesday but also ran for 321 yards and three touchdowns in unbeaten Northern Illinois' 33-14 win over Western Michigan.

Lynch was 5-for-17 passing and ran the ball 27 times to close out the perfect season for the Huskies (12-0, 8-0 MAC), who also have won 26 consecutive home games.

The victory put Northern Illinois in the MAC championship game against either Buffalo or Bowling Green and likely improved the dark-horse Lynch in the Heisman Trophy sweepstakes.

Darevon Chance and Antoin Scriven both scored rushing touchdowns for the Broncos (1-11, 1-7), who lost their third in a row.

Chance ran it in from 1-yard out to tie the score 7-7 with 11:09 to play in the second quarter, but Northern Illinois scored three touchdowns and two field goals by Mathew Sims and led 33-7 early in the fourth quarter.

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