banner

College Football

more stats

20
Final 1234Score
Eastern Mich3010720
Northern Ill211714759
Preview | Matchup | Log | Wrap | Box
59


NCAA Game Summary - Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois



(Saturday, October 26th)

Final Score: (23) Northern Illinois 59, Eastern Michigan 20

DeKalb, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Lynch did it all Saturday, throwing four touchdowns, rushing for a score and catching another to lead 23rd-ranked Northern Illinois past Eastern Michigan, 59-20, at Huskie Stadium.

Lynch completed 16-of-20 passes for 223 yards and also rushed for 99 yards on 18 carries.

Tommylee Lewis finished with 188 total yards and also threw a touchdown pass to Lynch and Da'Ron Brown added a pair of touchdown receptions for the Huskies (8-0, 4-0 MAC), who are off to their first 8-0 start since 1965.

"We challenged ourselves for 60 minutes," Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey said. "I was really happy with the 60 minutes of football that we played today."

Juwan Brescacin, Ricky Connors and Joel Bouagnon each finished with a touchdown catch in the victory.

Tyreese Russell caught four passes for 90 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Brumfield added 13 carries for 29 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles (1-7, 0-4), losers in seven straight.

Brogan Roback started at quarterback for EMU, completing just 7-of-17 passes for 109 yards. Tyler Benz replaced Roback in the second half and went 6-for-15 for 64 yards and a score.

Eastern Michigan came out flat and with plenty of reason. The team attended the wake of teammate Demarious Reed Friday before traveling to Northern Illinois. The junior wide receiver was found shot to death October 18th in what has been ruled a homicide.

Northern Illinois found the end zone on its first drive as Lynch connected with Brown for a 5-yard touchdown pass.

After forcing an EMU punt, the Huskies needed just three plays to find the end zone as Lynch connected with Bouagnon for a 10-yard TD. Following yet another stop, Lynch and the Huskies made it 21-0 with a 30-yard touchdown run, Lynch's eighth rushing score of the season.

Eastern Michigan finally got on the board on their third drive with Dylan Mudler's 25-yard field goal.

The Huskies got creative with their next score as Lewis tossed a 17-yard touchdown to Lynch just three minutes into the second frame.

Later in the second, Lynch delivered a 16-yard strike to Brescacin for a 35-3 edge.

Matthew Sims added a 28-yard field goal at the end of the half to put NIU up 38-3 entering the break.

"I thought they did a good job of starting off quick," Eastern Michigan head coach Ron English said of the Huskies. "They ran some formations they had not shown. I thought that that unnerved our guys a little bit."

EMU cashed in on their opening drive of the second half on Mulder's 28-yard field goal, but the Huskies answered less than two minutes later as Lynch hit Brown with a 28-yard touchdown pass.

Benz's 9-yard touchdown pass to Russell pulled the Eagles within 32 points, but a pair of NIU TDs sealed the win.

Matt McIntosh, Lynch's backup, found Matt Williams for a 36-yard touchdown strike. Third-string QB Drew Hare got in on the act early in the fourth quarter with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Connors for a 59-13 edge.

Ryan Brumfield's 5-yard touchdown run with just over four minutes left accounted for the final difference.

Game Notes

Northern Illinois has won 21 consecutive MAC games ... Javonti Greene carried 17 times for 66 yards and Bronson Hill had 10 carries for 65 yards for Eastern Michigan.

10/26 21:10:55 ET

Other Stories

  • NFL: Chicago at Detroit

    Tomorrow at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Dallas

    Tomorrow at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Arkansas at Missouri

    Friday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSFB: Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Friday at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Duke vs. Furman

    Tonight at 5:00 on 620am

  • CBB: NC State vs. Richmond

    Tonight at 7:00 on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Florida

    Tonight at 7:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

    Tomorrow at 12:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Half
UNC 35
BUT 32
 
2:30pm Today
ECU
HAW
5:00pm Tonight
DUKE
FUR
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
POR
7:00pm Tonight
NCSU
RICH
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
CAR
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
BRK
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
GSW
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
POR
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
WAS
7:30pm Tonight
DET
LAC
7:30pm Tonight
DAL
NYK
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
MIL
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
SAC
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
UTA
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
IND
9:00pm Tonight
PHO
DEN
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
MEM
Half
UNC 35
BUT 32
 
Half
FRES 22
MAR 33
 
Half
CHAT 32
RMU 25
 
Half
EMICH 42
ROCH 15
 
1:30pm Today
MRGST
LIB
 
2:00pm Today
HAMP
AMER
 
2:00pm Today
BEL
DEN
2:00pm Today
UMASS
NE
2:00pm Today
JMU
SHU
 
2:00pm Today
KNST
SAMF
 
2:30pm Today
ECU
HAW
2:30pm Today
CHAM
MIZZ
2:30pm Today
OKLA
UCLA
2:30pm Today
CCAR
LAMON
4:00pm Today
ELON
UNF
 
4:00pm Today
UWMIL
ORU
4:30pm Today
WCU
CHIST
5:00pm Tonight
DUKE
FUR
5:00pm Tonight
BYU
PURD
6:00pm Tonight
EVAN
USF
7:00pm Tonight
COL
GTDNS
 
7:00pm Tonight
VERM
BRY
 
7:00pm Tonight
OSU
CAMP
7:00pm Tonight
CORN
CAN
7:00pm Tonight
LOU
CLST
7:00pm Tonight
UCF
DAVID
7:00pm Tonight
IONA
DELST
 
7:00pm Tonight
OU
UGST
7:00pm Tonight
TOWS
GOUCHER
 
7:00pm Tonight
ND
GRAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
YALE
LAF
 
7:00pm Tonight
GWU
LONG
 
7:00pm Tonight
VT
UMO
7:00pm Tonight
WAKE
MNTER
 
7:00pm Tonight
NAVY
PSUHARRIS
 
7:00pm Tonight
NCSU
RICH
7:00pm Tonight
MINN
STJ
7:00pm Tonight
JVU
TRINBAPT
 
7:00pm Tonight
YOUNG
UMKC
 
7:00pm Tonight
UAB
WISC
7:30pm Tonight
PITT
KYST
7:30pm Tonight
WVU
VMI
8:00pm Tonight
DEP
LEH
 
8:00pm Tonight
UNT
MVSU
 
8:00pm Tonight
MARS
MORE
8:00pm Tonight
TCU
RAD
 
8:00pm Tonight
SELA
TENT
 
8:00pm Tonight
SMU
TXSOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
UTAH
TXPA
8:00pm Tonight
LMU
UCR
8:00pm Tonight
SCAR
UNCA
 
8:00pm Tonight
SD
WAYNEST
 
8:30pm Tonight
UWGB
FLGC
8:30pm Tonight
IOWA
NILL
9:00pm Tonight
ORST
AUB
9:00pm Tonight
MONT
CARROLLMT
 
9:00pm Tonight
SUTAH
EKENT
9:00pm Tonight
NMST
FAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
WYO
STET
 
9:05pm Tonight
EWASH
NKENTUCKY
 
9:05pm Tonight
IDST
WLVRN
 
9:30pm Tonight
GEOR
UF
9:30pm Tonight
GONZ
UGA
9:30pm Tonight
NIOWA
NW
10:00pm Tonight
SDST
ARZ
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
CPSL
10:00pm Tonight
UCD
UTST
10:30pm Tonight
NDAK
ALAST
11:00pm Tonight
CSNO
PORST
11:30pm Tonight
AKAN
PAC
11:30pm Tonight
OKST
TULSA
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
WAS
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
WIN
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
CAR
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
NYR
7:30pm Tonight
DET
PHI
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
LOS
9:00pm Tonight
COL
CHI
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
CAL