DEKALB, Ill. -- Jordan Lynch accounted for 424 yards of offense in the air and on the ground as Northern Illinois overcame six touchdown passes by Jimmy Garoppolo to pull out a 43-39 victory on Saturday night.
Garoppolo, with 450 yards on 34-of-49 passing, tied Tony Romo's school career record of 85 TD throws.
Garoppolo's pass to Erik Lora, who had 198 yards receiving, put the Panthers ahead 39-36 with 9:53 remaining.
NIU's Keith Harris Jr., who scored twice, rushed 8 yards for a 43-39 lead with 8:25 left. The NIU defense then stiffened and the Huskies ran out the final 5:01.
The Panthers (3-1) had a 20-0 first-quarter lead on three Garoppolo TD passes. The Huskies rallied, taking the lead at 23-20 just before halftime.
Cameron Stingily rushed for a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns for NIU (3-0), which won its 22nd straight home game, best in the nation.
Hundreds of people, including Michigan football players, attended a memorial service for the 5-year-old grandson of former coach Lloyd Carr.
Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell says assistant coaches John Shoop, Greg Hudson and Rubin Carter won't return next season.
Matt Campbell becomes the youngest coach in the Big 12, named Iowa State's head coach on his 36th birthday.
A series of missteps both on and off the field led to the deserved firings of Rutgers coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann.
With just one final week left in the season, the playoff field is getting smaller and smaller. Cary Chow breaks down who's still in, and who got eliminated this week.
Despite being offered a pay raise by Toledo, Matt Campbell has agreed to become Iowa State's next coach.
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