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11/15/2012 1:07 AM EST
Northern Illinois beats Toledo 31-24
NORTHN ILLINOIS 31, TOLEDO 24

DE KALB, Ill. (AP) -- Jordan Lynch threw for 407 yards and three
touchdowns Wednesday night and Northern Illinois defeated Toledo
31-24 to claim a spot in the Mid-American Conference
championship game.



Lynch also ran for 162 yards for the Huskies (10-1, 7-0), who
extended the longest home winning streak in Division I to 21
games. The defending MAC champions won their 10th straight game
and wrapped up the West Division title to advance to the
conference championship Nov. 30 in Detroit.



Toledo (8-3, 5-2) led 14-7 at halftime, but 18 seconds into the
third quarter Lynch hooked up with Martel Moore for a 74-yard
touchdown pass, their second scoring connection of the game. NIU
went ahead 21-14 on Lynch's 6-yard TD pass to Ashford Perez.



The Rockets trailed 31-14 but got within seven points after
Jeremiah Detmer's 34-yard field goal with 5:57 left. The Huskies
picked up three first downs and ran out the clock.



Moore had 153 yards receiving for NIU. Terrance Owens threw for
265 yards and ran for a score for Toledo.

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