If Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch ends up going to New York City as a Heisman finalist, it will likely be because of the kind of performance he put on in the first half against Western Michigan on Tuesday night.
The senior rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns on just 17 carries and passed for 39 and another score as the Huskies took a 20-7 lead into the break against the Broncos.
Given the closeness of the score, Lynch’s own NCAA record of 316 yards rushing by a quarterback is definitely in danger.
Despite Lynch’s heroics, the snow-filled game has been a tough slog for NIU. The 1-10 Broncos are keeping it close and it could end up being a very interesting second half.
At stake is the Huskies’ perfect season and a potential BCS berth. Lynch should see to that.