Scores

Final

N Illinois 45

(2-0, 2-0 away)

Idaho 35

(0-3, 0-1 home)

5:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Kibbie Dome, Moscow, ID

1 2 3 4 T
NIU 7 14 14 1045
IDHO 14 14 0 735

Top Performers

Passing: J. Lynch (NIU) - 152 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Lynch (NIU) - 23 CAR, 159 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Epps (IDHO) - 9 REC, 110 YDS

Lynch leads Northern Illinois past Idaho 45-35

Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Jordan Lynch threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as heavily-favored Northern Illinois held off Idaho 45-35 on Saturday.

The Vandals (0-3), outscored 82-16 in their first two games, twice led the Huskies (2-0) by two touchdowns in the first half and tied the game at 35 in the opening minute of the fourth quarter on James Baker's second touchdown.

Lynch had 154 yards for his fifteenth career 100-yard game, including a 61-yard scoring burst to make it 35-28, but it was his third TD pass that finally did in the Vandals. After a 49-yard field goal by Matthew Sims broke the last tie, Lynch found Luke Eakes for a 16-yard score.

The Huskies finished with 505 yards. Wide receiver Tommylee Lewis had 111 rushing on six carries and 52 yards on seven receptions.

Dezmon Epps had 10 catches for 112 yards for Idaho, which had 448 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
IDHO
1st Downs2427
Total Yards508442
Passing152251
Rushing356191
Penalties11-1004-42
3rd Down Conversions4-144-16
4th Down Conversions0-11-4
Turnovers23
Possession26:1333:47

Passing Leaders

Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lynch17/291525.230
IdahoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Chalich14/252228.920

Rushing Leaders

Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lynch231596.9261
Lewis410426.0050
IdahoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baker19733.8211
Montgomery12594.9011

Receiving Leaders

Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown55711.4138
Lewis9566.2022
IdahoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Epps911012.2036
Montgomery25427.0127

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNIUIDHO
TD11:22James Baker 1 Yd Run (Austin Rehkow Kick) 07
TD08:15Jordan Lynch 5 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 77
TD03:45Richard Montgomery 27 Yd Pass From Chad Chalich (Austin Rehkow Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERNIUIDHO
TD14:51James Baker 37 Yd Pass From Chad Chalich (Austin Rehkow Kick) 721
TD13:36Keith Harris Jr. 15 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 1421
TD09:35Joshua McCain 34 Yd Run (Austin Rehkow Kick) 1428
TD06:06Cameron Stingily 2 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 2128
THIRD QUARTERNIUIDHO
TD09:54Da'Ron Brown 3 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 2828
TD06:12Jordan Lynch 61 Yd Run (Mathew Sims Kick) 3528
FOURTH QUARTERNIUIDHO
TD14:19James Baker 1 Yd Run (Austin Rehkow Kick) 3535
FG10:49Mathew Sims 51 Yd 3835
TD07:25Luke Eakes 13 Yd Pass From Jordan Lynch (Mathew Sims Kick) 4535