Scores

Final

N Illinois 48

(8-1, 5-0 MAC)

W Michigan 34

(3-6, 1-4 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI

1 2 3 4 T
NIU 7 10 14 1748
WMU 14 7 0 1334

Top Performers

Passing: J. Lynch (NIU) - 274 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: J. Lynch (NIU) - 21 CAR, 136 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Monette (WMU) - 8 REC, 142 YDS, 2 TD

N. Illinois 48, W. Michigan 34

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
WMU
1st Downs2029
Total Yards453489
Passing274333
Rushing179156
Penalties5-555-31
3rd Down Conversions8-1512-20
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers01
Possession24:5335:07

Passing Leaders

Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lynch18/282749.840
Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Van Tubbergen32/513336.531

Rushing Leaders

Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lynch211366.5227
Harris Jr.12383.206
Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chance23974.2113
Van Tubbergen9394.3115

Receiving Leaders

Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore712017.1062
Lewis44411.0231
Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Monette814217.8238
Fields23718.5019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNIUWMU
TD11:37Tommylee Lewis 31 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 70
TD08:28Eric Monette 27 Yd Pass From Tyler Van Tubbergen (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 77
TD01:35Eric Monette 6 Yd Pass From Tyler Van Tubbergen (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERNIUWMU
TD12:43Da'Ron Brown 9 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 1414
TD01:32Dareyon Chance 8 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 1421
FG00:00Mathew Sims 54 Yd 1721
THIRD QUARTERNIUWMU
TD09:17Jordan Lynch 2 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 2421
TD04:44Jordan Lynch 20 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 3121
FOURTH QUARTERNIUWMU
TD13:46Tommylee Lewis 3 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 3821
TD07:59Da'Ron Brown 8 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 4521
TD06:26Tyler Van Tubbergen 9 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4527
FG04:52Mathew Sims 49 Yd 4827
TD02:37Justin Collins 17 Yd Pass From Tyler Van Tubbergen (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 4834

Research Notes

Eric Monette recorded 8 receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns in Western Michigan's 48-34 loss Saturday vs Northern Illinois. Since 2000, only one other Western Michigan player recorded 125+ receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in a game: Greg Jennings, who accomplished the feat on October 8, 2005 when Western Michigan lost 60-57 to Ball State in a 4-overtime game. In that game, Jennings had 11 receptions for 244 yards and 4 touchdowns.

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