Northern Illinois at Army

GO HUSKIES Sophomore Tommylee Lewis scored on a 69-yard catch and a 21-yard run at Army.
Sophomore Tommylee Lewis scored on a 69-yard catch and a 21-yard run at Army.

Sept. 15, 2012

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Jordan Lynch's 88-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the second-longest of his Huskie career. He had a 90-yard rushing touchdown versus Buffalo on Oct. 16, 2010.

• Lynch surpassed the 100-yard mark in rushing in the first quarter as he gained 103 yards on his first four carries of the game. The NIU junior earned his fourth career 100-yard rushing game and second of the 2012 season. He finished with 125 rushing yards on 13 carries to average 9.6 yards per rush.

Jordan Lynch's 69-yard touchdown pass to Tommylee Lewis was the longest completion of his career as well as the longest career pass reception by Lewis.

• Lynch passed for a career-best 342 yards on 18-of-27 completions with four touchdowns. His passing yardage total is the most for NIU since last year's game at Central Michigan, when Chandler Harnish threw for 370 yards on 27-of-50 passing.

• Lynch gained 467 yards of total offense in the game, the third highest single game total in NIU history and the most since Harnish set the record with 519 a year ago versus Ball State.

• An opponent had over 35 minutes of time of possession for the first time since last year's game versus Wisconsin (Sept. 17). Army finished the game with 42:33 time of possession, including a 13:20-1:40 edge in the second quarter. Northern Illinois had the ball for 7:25 in the fourth quarter compared to Army's 7:35.

Martel Moore collected his fifth career 100-yard receiving game with seven catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns. He has three touchdowns catches in 2012 and 14 for his career to move into a tie for 10th place on the NIU career chart for touchdowns.

• NIU tight end Tim Semisch scored his first touchdown of the season on a two-yard catch in the first quarter.



• Army became the first opponent to score on its first drive of the game versus NIU this year.

• NIU converted eight-of-nine third down attempts in the game with two of NIU's touchdowns coming on third down plays.

Boomer Mays, who made the game-winning stop on fourth down, made his first career start at linebacker for the Huskies. Mays came to NIU primarily as a deep snapper.

Tyrone Clark recorded a career high 17 tackles in the game, That is more tackles in a single game than any NIU player dating back to at least 2006.

• Northern Illinois wins its first road game of the season for the first time since 2007, when the Huskies defeated Idaho in the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.

• NIU has played two one-point games in 2012 and is 1-1 in those contests, falling to Iowa 18-17 while defeating Army today 41-40. A year ago, NIU won its lone one-point decision (a 31-30 win at Buffalo) and went 4-1 in games decided by three points or less.

• NIU head coach Dave Doeren raised his record to 13-4.

• Northern Illinois is now 2-1 all-time versus Army and earned its first win at West Point.

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