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Jordan Lynch sets QB rushing record in Northern Illinois win

N. Illinois Cent Michigan football AP

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch had a career day on Saturday, rushing for 316 yards — an FBS record for a quarterbacks — and three touchdowns as NIU stayed unbeaten in beating Central Michigan, 38-17.

Lynch also threw for 155 yards and a score, making him the first FBS player to have 100 passing yards and 300 rushing yards in a game.

The 316 yards broke the record held by former NIU quarterback Stacey Robinson, who had 308 against Fresno State back in 1990.

“The holes were so wide open; it was nothing I did,” Lynch said afterward.

A performance like this might start to get Lynch some notice in the Heisman race — he finished sixth in the voting last season and is on pace for even better production in 2013.

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1 Response to “Jordan Lynch sets QB rushing record in Northern Illinois win”
  1. kansacity88 says: Oct 22, 2013 8:23 PM

    If the kid had decent accuracy, he’d be quite dangerous! Still a helluva football player! Probably wont find a home in the NFL though, but the Arena League or Indoor Football League……hell, even the CFL could use him. Too much talent and toughness to let just waste away AFTER college.

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