Posted October 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
No. 23 Northern Illinois and quarterback Jordan Lynch typically draw attention for their supercharged offense. After last week, the Huskies' defensive play is getting some notice, too. NIU (7-0, 3-0 Mid-American) allowed fewer than 100 rushing yards last Saturday in a 38-17 victory at Central Michigan. ''I'm really ecstatic with the defense,'' Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said. ''In certain games . the numbers don't look good but the play has been good,'' Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said. ''Now the numbers are kind of starting to match up with the play.'' The Huskies held the Chippewas to just three points and 97 net yards in the second half. For the game, Central Michigan managed just 75 yards rushing on 30 carries. Northern Illinois now hopes to shut down Eastern Michigan (1-6, 0-3) and running back Bronson Hill, who ran 23 times for a career-high 258 yards and a touchdown last Saturday against Ohio. He'...
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