Nov 26, 2013; DeKalb, IL, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) rushes for a touchdown against Western Michigan Broncos cornerback Ronald Zamort (7) during the second quarter at Huskie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

NIU Jordan Lynch sets record for rushing yards in a game by a quarterback

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch set a record while powering the Huskies to a win over the Western Michigan Broncos and maintaining their undefeated record.  Lynch set the record for rushing yards in a game by a quarterback at 321 yards.  He hit the mark early in the fourth quarter with about 13 minutes left to go in the game, which put them in position to go up 33-7 on the Broncos.  The record he broke was a mark Lynch himself had set.

Lynch is one of the more unheralded but extremely deserving candidates for the Heisman Trophy.  He has thrown for 2,457 yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for an incredible 1,755 yards and another 20 touchdowns.  The highest a player from the MAC has ever finished in the Heisman voting was Chad Pennington in 1999 when he finished fifth.  Lynch’s resume is as good as anyone in college football this year and he should be a threat to win it, but it remains if enough voters are aware of all he has been able to do in De Kalb this year.

The Huskies will move to 12-0 after this win and move to the MAC Championship where they could either play Buffalo or Bowling Green, depending on who comes out on top in the MAC East division.  The Bulls and Falcons play Friday to determine the participant in what ends up being a championship game for the MAC East and a shot at the overall conference.

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  • http://www.rantsports.com/blog/author/patrickschmidt/feed/ Patrick Schmidt

    Randy Moss was was a finalist for the 1997 Heisman and is the highest a player from the MAC has finished in the voting, not Pennington. Moss finished fourth in the balloting, behind Ryan Leaf, Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson, who won the award