Lynch leads No. 23 NIU past Akron 27-20

DE KALB, Ill. - Jordan Lynch threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as No. 23 Northern Illinois extended its home winning streak to 23 games with a 27-20 Mid-American victory over Akron Saturday night.

Lynch was 16 of 35 for 220 yards passing and ran for 83 more.  Cameron Stingily rushed 21 times for 80 yards and a touchdown and Tyler Wedel added field goals of 42 and 21 yards for the Huskies (6-0, 2-0 MAC East).

Jawan Chisholm scored on a pair of 1-yard first half runs for Akron (1-6, 0-3) and ran 20 times for 70 yards. Kyle Pohl was 24 of 56 for 262 yards.

The home winning streak is the nation's current longest. A 34-31 loss to Idaho on Sept 26, 2009 was Northern Illinois' more recent defeat at Huskie Stadium.

Akron's road loss was its 30th straight, also the nation's longest current streak. The Zips' beat Central Michigan 42-35 on Oct. 18, 2008 for its last road win.
 

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