In an embarrassingly lopsided early-morning game, the Northern Illinois
BCS Busters Huskies beat the Massachusetts Minutemen to the tune of 63-19. The Huskies, now 9-0 on the season, were led by superstar quarterback Jordan Lynch, who ran for four touchdowns — of 6, 25, 19, and 11 yards — and threw for another in the blowout. He ended the game with 160 yards through the air, completing 10 of his 13 pass attempts, and 119 on the ground.
With all the hype and hoopla surrounding the likes of Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, it’s easy to forgot that Lynch is putting together an amazing followup to his impressive 2012 campaign. Heading into Saturday’s game, Lynch had thrown for 1,711 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2013. He’d also run 1,031 yards, good for fourth in the country and by far the most of any quarterback, and eight TDs.
If the Huskies are able to end the season undefeated — their three remaining opponents are Ball State, Toledo, and Western Michigan — and wind up in contention for a BCS bowl, then expect to hear plenty of hissy fits from pundits across the nation. Really, in the final year of the BCS, what more could you want?