Sept. 23, 2013
DEKALB, Ill. - Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch earned his second Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week honor after his performance in NIU's 43-39 win over Eastern Illinois, the league office announced Monday.
Lynch ran for 189 yards on 23 carries and completed 21-of-30 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown to lead the Huskies past the Panthers. Lynch accounted for 424 yards of total offense to record his fourth career 400-yard game and it was his sixth career game with 150-plus yards passing and 150-plus yards rushing.
A native of Chicago, Ill., Lynch surpassed the 100-yard mark in rushing for the 16th time in his career and the second time in three games this season as he led the Huskies back from a 20-0 early deficit to get the win. Lynch's 189 yards rushing were the second-highest total of his career as he averaged 8.2 yards per carry. The Mt. Carmel product has thrown a touchdown pass in 16 straight games dating back to the 2012 season opener vs. Iowa.
Four Huskies have garnered MAC Player of the Week honors this season. Wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (Riviera Beach, Fla./W.T. Dwyer) and defensive tackle Ken Bishop (Lauderhill, Fla./Piper) earned MAC West Offensive and Defensive Player of The Week accolades for their performances in NIU's 45-35 victory at Idaho. Lynch and Mathew Sims (Hannibal, Mo./Hannibal) garnered league accolades for their performances in NIU's 30-27 victory over Iowa in the season opener. Sims earned MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week honors, while Lynch took home the MAC West Offensive Player of the Week.
NIU returns to action Saturday, Sept. 28 when the Huskies travel to Purdue. Season and single game tickets for Northern Illinois' 2013 home schedule are on sale now. The Huskieland Plan, which includes a ticket to all five home games (sections A and G) and $50 in Doggie Dollars good for parking and/or concessions, is just $50. All remaining season ticket locations for the 2013 Huskie Stadium home slate are just $100 while NIU Alumni Association members, senior citizens (62+), NIU Varsity Club (former letterwinners) members and faculty and staff can see every game for just $88. Season tickets are available by calling NIU Athletics at 815-753-PACK (7225), or online at www.NIUHuskies.com/tickets.
Single game tickets are priced at just $15 for seating in the upper rows of sections A and G in Huskie Stadium, while seats in sections B, F and lower A and G are $24 for the general public and $18 for senior citizens (ages 62 and over) and youth (ages 3-13). Seats in section C, D and E, as well as seats on the East Side, are just $30 for the general public and $20 for senior citizens and youth. Single game tickets for the five-game home schedule can be purchased through the NIU Athletics Ticket Office in the Convocation Center, online via Ticketmaster and NIUHuskies.com and on the phone by calling 815-753-PACK (7225).