KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Jordan Lynch threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more Saturday, leading Northern Illinois to a 48-34 victory over Western Michigan.
Lynch was 18 for 28 for 274 yards and no interceptions, and carried 21 times for 136 yards for the Huskies (8-1, 5-0 Mid-American), who have won eight in a row since losing to Iowa. Lynch threw two touchdown passes each to Tommylee Lewis and Da'Ron Brown. Martel Moore had 120 receiving yards for Northern Illinois.
The Broncos (3-6, 1-4) led 21-17 at halftime behind a pair of touchdown passes from Tyler Van Tubbergen to Eric Monette. Van Tubbergen, who finished with 333 passing yards, later ran for a touchdown, and Monette finished with 142 yards.
NIU got a 54-yard field goal from Mathew Sims on the last play of the first half, then scored four TDs while blanking Western Michigan until midway through the fourth quarter.
Cooper Rush pass complete to Martez Walker for a loss of 1 yard to the CMich 32
Marquis Young run for 6 yds for a TD (Logan Laurent KICK)
Blake Frohnapfel run for 18 yds to the Buff 24 for a 1ST down
Brandon Silvers pass complete to Brandon Burks for 33 yds to the GeoSt 28 for a 1ST down
Imani Cross run for 4 yds for a TD
Nick Arbuckle run for 1 yd for a TD TROY Penalty, offside defense ( Yards) declined