Northern Illinois signal-caller Jordan Lynch re-established himself as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country on Saturday with a record-breaking performance on the ground.
In the Huskies' 38-17 win over the Central Michigan Chippewas, Lynch rushed for an FBS-record 316 yards by a quarterback. He added three scores on the ground, as well as 155 yards and a touchdown through the air.
Jordan Lynch: 316 rush yds vs Central Michigan, most by QB in game in FBS history. #NIUvsCMU— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 19, 2013
The Heisman Trophy candidate racked up his yards on 30 carries, averaging 9.9 yards per touch.
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What was more impressive about Lynch's monster showing is that it came in a game where the Huskies struggled to pull away and maintain their perfect season.
The Chippewas led the game 14-7 through the first quarter and trailed just 24-17 early in the fourth.
Lynch could go just as crazy next week on the ground, as the Huskies face the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Eagles rank 120th out of 123 FBS teams in rush defense, giving up over 260 yards per game.