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Northern Illinois Huskies
Kent State Golden Flashes
Jordan Lynch ran for three touchdowns, including a 2-yarder in the second overtime, and Demetrius Stone's interception in the end zone gave No. 21 Northern Illinois a 44-37 victory over No. 17 Kent State in a stirring Mid-American Conference Championship Game Friday night.
Both teams were hoping a win would boost them into the top 16 of the BCS rankings and give them a berth in one of college football's marquee bowls. Northern Illinois (12-1) dominated for much of the night, but the Golden Flashes (11-2) tied it at 34 in the final minute of regulation.
Kent State trailed 27-13 earlier in the fourth before scoring two touchdowns in a 15-second span.
It was 34-all at the end of regulation, and after the teams traded field goals in the first overtime, Northern Illinois needed only two plays to reach the end zone. A 23-yard run by Akeem Daniels set up Lynch's final TD.
Kent State reached the 9, but on fourth down, Spencer Keith had to scramble to his right and throw a de...
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Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois has set a single-season record for yards rushing by a quarterback.
Lynch broke the major college mark set by Michigan's Denard Robinson in 2010. Robinson ran for 1,702 yards.
Lynch entered the Mid-American Conference title game Friday night against Kent State with 1,611 yards rushing. He broke Robinson's record with a 44-yard run in the...
With just a week left in the season, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o have nearly locked up the number one and two spots respectively in the Heisman race. It would take an unworldly performance this week by Kansas State QB Collin Klein to overtake Te'o and Manziel. Some Heisman statements could be made during championship week, but other than...
Both teams have surprised this season for different reasons, but each has been the dominant team in their conference and come into the game 8-0 in their respective division. Someone has to go home a winner, and the smart money goes with NIU, but don't write off Kent State as they aim to prove they're no "Flash" in the pan. Here are three predictions for the upcoming...
It may not be the SEC, but the MAC brings an exciting brand of football that will appeal to the casual fan. This year's incarnation of the MAC title game pitted regular contenders Northern Illinois against Kent State, who haven't seen postseason action in 40 years. The game looked like it was going to be all NIU until the Golden Flashes finally woke up in the fourth quarter...
Spencer Keith scrambled to his right but could only loft a desperation pass to the end zone.
Outplayed for most of the night, Kent State finally ran out of comebacks when the ball was intercepted.
Jordan Lynch ran for three touchdowns, including a 2-yarder in the second overtime, and Demetrius Stone's interception in the end zone gave No. 19 Northern Illinois a 44-37 victory...
#21 Northern Illinois (11-1, 8-0 MAC) vs. #17 Kent State (11-1, 8-0 MAC)
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Friday, November 30th, 7:00 PM on ESPN2
Northern Illinois comes to Detroit tomorrow night for their third straight MAC Championship Game appearance. Kent State is there for the first time ever, and both are looking at an outside shot to be the first BCS team in MAC history...
Northern Illinois earned the first BCS bowl bid in school history where they will play Florida State in the Orange Bowl, SI.com reported Sunday. The official announcement won’t be made until later tonight.
With a 12-1 record and a second straight MAC title, NIU moved up to No. 15 in the BCS poll to qualify for the bid, according to Pete Thamel of SI.com, who attributed the report...