Scores

Final

UT Martin 7

(1-1, 1-1 away)

N Illinois 35

(1-1, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Huskie Stadium, DEKALB, IL

1 2 3 4 T
UTM 0 0 0 77
NIU 7 14 7 735

Top Performers

Passing: D. Carr (UTM) - 264 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Lynch (NIU) - 11 CAR, 60 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: Q. Sims (UTM) - 10 REC, 152 YDS

N. Illinois 35, UT-Martin 7

Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- Jordan Lynch ran for three touchdowns and threw for another score to lift Northern Illinois to a 35-7 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.

It was the 16th consecutive home victory for the Huskies (1-1), the defending champions of the Mid-American Conference. NIU lost to Iowa 18-17 last week at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Lynch had a 31-yard TD pass to Martel Moore and ran for scores of 1, 32 and 4 yards.

Jamal Womble scored on a 2-yard run on the Huskies' first drive and Leighton Settle ran for 106 yards for NIU, which led 21-0 at halftime. Lynch finished with 60 yards rushing and 214 yards passing.

Tennessee-Martin scored early in the fourth quarter on Derek Carr's 7-yard pass to Corey Jordan. Quentin Sims caught 10 passes for 152 yards for the Skyhawks (1-1), who won at Memphis last week -- their first victory over an FBS school.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTM
NIU
1st Downs1726
Total Yards346427
Passing283214
Rushing63213
Penalties6-453-40
3rd Down Conversions5-168-13
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers32
Possession30:1229:48

Passing Leaders

Tennessee-MartinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carr19/352647.511
Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lynch19/252148.611

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee-MartinCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNeil12615.1017
McNair9131.409
Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Settle211065.0013
Lynch11605.5332

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee-MartinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sims1015215.2046
Jordan25929.5152
Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore55611.2131
Lewis45213.0029

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTMNIU
TD08:59Jamal Womble 2 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERUTMNIU
TD14:55Martel Moore 31 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 014
TD03:51Jordan Lynch 1 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERUTMNIU
TD02:57Jordan Lynch 32 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 028
FOURTH QUARTERUTMNIU
TD14:09Corey Jordan 7 Yd Pass From Derek Carr (Cody Sandlin Kick) 728
TD09:26Jordan Lynch 4 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 735