BUFFALO 3 0 0 0 3
NILLINOIS 7 21 14 3 45
Date of game: 10/13/2012

Recap: Northern Ill vs. Buffalo

DeKalb, IL (Sports Network) - Behind 440 yards of total offense from quarterback Jordan Lynch, the Northern Illinois Huskies breezed by the Buffalo Bulls, 45-3, in Mid-American Conference action at Huskie Stadium

Jordan Lynch passed for 232 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 129 yards and two more scores for NIU (6-1, 3-0 MAC), which has won five in a row and has become bowl eligible for the fifth straight year. Martel Moore was busy in the receiving game, hauling in eight catches for 133 yards and a score.

For Buffalo (1-5, 0-3), Alex Zordich completed 18-of-29 passes for 177 yards and two interceptions before being pulled for Joe Licata, who wasn't much better (9-of-20, 86 yards). Devon Hughes tallied 105 yards receiving on a game- high nine catches. The Bulls are now losers of four in a row.

NIU opened the game with a 13-play, 75-yard drive, culminating in a 12-yard rushing touchdown from Da'Ron Brown to get up to an early 7-0 lead.

Buffalo scored its only points of the game later in the first quarter on a Patrick Clarke 28-yard field goal.

The Huskies started the second quarter with the ball and drove down the field in 10 plays, capping it off with a one-yard touchdown run from Akeem Daniels. Luke Eakes ripped off a 32-yard run on 4th-and-7 from NIU's 40-yard line to keep the drive alive.

NIU added to its advantage less than four minutes later on a four-yard touchdown run from Lynch to give it a 21-3 lead. The Huskies continued to pile on with just a over minute remaining in the half with another Lynch rushing score.

It was more of the same for the Huskies after the intermission. On the first drive of the second half, Lynch hooked up with Moore for a 43-yard touchdown pass to give NIU a commanding 35-3 advantage. Lynch added another passing score later in the third quarter, this time a 28-yard strike to Tommylee Lewis.

Mathew Sims added a 42-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to conclude the scoring.

NIU has won 11 games in a row over conference opponents and 19 straight at Huskie Stadium.

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