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Lynch's 316 rushing yards carry Northern Illinois
NORTHN ILLINOIS 38, CENTRL MICHIGAN 17

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch
always is a rushing threat, though he never had a day like this.

Lynch rushed for 316 yards, an FBS record for a quarterback, and
the 23rd-ranked Huskies stayed unbeaten with a 38-17 victory at
Central Michigan on Saturday.

Lynch had three rushing touchdowns and was 20 for 30 through the
air for 155 yards and another score to help Northern Illinois
(7-0, 3-0 Mid-American) extend the nation's best conference
winning streak to 20 games.

He broke the rushing record held by former Northern Illinois
quarterback Stacey Robinson, who had 308 against Fresno State on
Oct. 6, 1990.

"The holes were so wide open; it was nothing I did," he said.

Lynch had 232 rushing yards - 25 more than his previous
single-game high - and two touchdowns in the second half and
added a long run while missing a shoe. Several long runs came on
plays up the middle of the field.

The performance came a week after he became the 10th player in
FBS history to run for more than 3,000 career yards and pass for
more than 4,000 in a win over visiting Akron.

Northern Illinois outscored Central Michigan 17-3 in the second
half to extend its road winning streak to 13 games, second only
to No. 2 Oregon's 18 straight. The Huskies have won 28 of their
last 30 games.

"You take what they give you," Huskies coach Rod Carey said.
"Today they made us run it, so we did."

While Lynch was leading the offense with his feet, the Huskies'
defense kept the Chippewas (3-5, 2-2) in check throughout the
second half. Northern Illinois, which earned a BCS bowl berth
last season, held its hosts to just six first downs and 97 total
yards after the break.

It finished the game with two takeaways.

"I couldn't be prouder," Carey said of his defense. "They
stopped the run. That's what we had to have happen."

The teams went to halftime tied at 14 and Tyler Wedel gave the
Huskies the lead for good early in the third with a 34-yard
field goal. Lynch added his second touchdown, a 1-yard sneak,
later in the period to stretch the lead to double digits.

Central Michigan cut the lead to 24-17 after Ron Coluzzi's
38-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter but Lynch and
Cameron Stingily answered with scoring runs of 3 and 19 yards to
put the game away.

"In the second half, our offense didn't possess the ball enough
and kept putting our defense out there. They did a good job up
front. They're very physical," Central Michigan coach Dan Enos
said.

"I thought we hung in there for half. We're down one possession
in the fourth quarter and then they imposed their will on us and
I thought they really established themselves on both sides,
offensively and defensively. We couldn't get back into it but
they're a really good football team and they did a great job
today."

Cooper Rush completed 16of his 22 attempts for 271 yards and two
touchdowns for the Chippewas, who had a two-game winning streak
end. Titus Davis caught five passes for 109 yards and a
touchdown.

Lynch sandwiched a 9-yard touchdown pass to Tommylee Lewis
between two Rush scoring passes, then knotted the score with his
first touchdown run, a 4-yarder midway through the second
quarter.

Northern Illinois was deep in Central Michigan territory in the
final minutes of the half but Justin Cherocci intercepted a
tipped pass to keep the game tied.

The road win was the Huskies' fifth this season. The trips,
Carey said, don't bother his team.

"We're used to it," he said. "This group embraces it.

"It's just us on those bus trips. There's not a lot of outside
distractions."

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