Postgame Notes: Northern Illinois 35, UT Martin 7

GO HUSKIES Martel Moore (1) led NIU with five catches, including a touchdown, versus UT Martin.
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Martel Moore (1) led NIU with five catches, including a touchdown, versus UT Martin.
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Northern Illinois extended its school record Huskie Stadium winning streak to 16 games with its victory over UT Martin. Northern Illinois' last loss on Brigham Field came versus Idaho on Sept. 16, 2009.

Jordan Lynchenjoyed the best passing day of his career with 214 yards on 19-of-25 passing with one touchdown and one interception. Lynch's previous career best day was versus Arkansas State in the 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl when he completed all four of his passes for 64 yards.

Lynch started the game by completing his first five passes 86 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown pass to Martel Moore. Lynch's first "incompletion" was actually an interception, his first of the year.

Lynch completed passes to nine different receivers Saturday, the most receivers since NIU's 41-38 win over Ball State last season (Nov. 15, 2011) when nine receivers caught passes.

Jamal Womblescored his second career rushing touchdown to lead off the Huskies' scoring.

Jimmie Wardled Northern Illinois in tackles for the second straight game with 10 and picked off his second career pass. Ward's interception was the Huskies' first of the season. He added a pair of pass break-ups.

Senior receiver Martel Moorescored the Huskies' first passing touchdown of the season on a 31-yard grab in the second quarter. Moore's TD catch was the 12th of his career. Moore led the Huskies with five catches for 56 yards in the game.

Leighton Settleearned a career high 106 yards on 21 carries in the game (5.0 yards/rush). Settle came into the game with 117 career yards on 26 carries.


 

 

The Northern Illinois defense shutout Tennessee Martin in the first half of play. It was the Huskies first shutout since

In the Huskies' first completion of the game sophomore Tommylee Lewishad a 29-yard reception, a career-long catch.

Punter Ryan Neirtotaled three punts in the contest, all inside the UT Martin 20-yard line, averaging 42.3 yards per punt. His long on the night was a 44 yard attempt.

First catch - Angelo Sebastianomade his first career catch (12 yards) in the second quarter to give NIU a first down and attempt a Huskie score before the end of the half. He also had his first career punt return in the second half.

First career game action - true freshman Jacob Brinlee (WR) and Mike Cotton (LB), redshirt freshman Matt McIntosh (QB), redshirt sophomore Wes Ott (OG).

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