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.
Ohio State remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and tied a poll record Sunday despite lagging support from voters. Meanwhile, No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor edged forward and No. 4 Michigan State slipped.
Texas cornerback Kris Boyd has apologized for retweeting a Texas A&M fan during halftime of Texas' 50-7 loss to TCU on Saturday.
The Big 12 on Sunday acknowledged an officiating mistake that incorrectly awarded Oklahoma State a first down Saturday and said the officials involved would be disciplined.
Georgia coach Mark Richt says he's sticking with Greyson Lambert, who was just 10-for-24 for 86 yards in a loss to Alabama, as the Bulldogs starting quarterback.
Will Grier threw four touchdown passes to four receivers -- all in the first half -- and No. 25 Florida downed third-ranked Mississippi 38-10 on Saturday night.
Leonard Fournette highlighted his SEC-record third straight 200-yard game with a 75-yard touchdown run, and No. 9 LSU overcame Eastern Michigan 44-22 on Saturday night.