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Heisman within Lynch’s grasp

Heisman within Lynch’s grasp

By Mike Romor | December 1, 2013

Whether they want to admit it or not, Heisman voters have been forced to call a spade a spade as Jordan Lynch has become a legitimate contender in an undetermined Heisman race.Lynch has been the best player in college football this season while remaining...

Lynch goes out with record-setting performance

By Frank Gogola | November 26, 2013

Redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Lynch left the field at Huskie Stadium for the final time Nov. 26 to a standing ovation and well-deserved chants of “Heisman.”Playing in front of the Huskie faithful for the last time, Lynch went out in style with...

Freshman Jamaal Payton (33) makes a tackle on Western Michigan during Tuesdays game. NIU won, 33-14.

Huskies finish regular season undefeated

By Brian Earle | November 26, 2013

Football made history in a number of ways with its 33-14 victory over Western Michigan at Huskie Stadium on Senior Night.The Huskies (12-0, 8-0 MAC) finished the season with an unblemished record and went undefeated in the regular season for the first...

Junior running back Cameron Stingily (42) stiff arms the Toledo defense during Wednesday night’s game.  NIU won, 35-17, taking the MAC West title. It will head to the MAC Championship game for the fourth season in a row.

Back to Detroit: Huskies take MAC West

By Frank Gogola | November 21, 2013

No. 16 football (11-0, 7-0 MAC) is heading to the MAC Championship game for a fourth consecutive season.The Huskies captured their fourth straight MAC West title as they defeated the Toledo Rockets (7-4, 5-2 MAC) Wednesday at the Glass Bowl in Toledo,...

Quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) outflanks the Toledo defense and runs the ball downfield during Wednesday nights game. NIU won, 35-17.

Lynch has Heisman moment

By Brian Earle | November 21, 2013

Standing on the “E” in the back of the Toledo end zone with the ball at the NIU 1-yard line, quarterback Jordan Lynch made a statement with a memorable Heisman moment.Lynch orchestrated a 15-play drive that totaled 104 yards, due to a 5-yard false...

Huskies dogfight for victory over Ball State

By Brian Earle | November 14, 2013

In a game that may have decided the MAC West Champion, football bested Ball State, 48-27, in a dogfight until the end Wednesday night at Huskie Stadium.With the win, the Huskies took sole possession of first place in the MAC West and increased their winning...

Freshman linebacker Jamaal Payton (33) takes down the Eagles ball carrier Saturday against Eastern Michigan.

Football set for Ball State test

By Frank Gogola | November 12, 2013

In what is dubbed by many the MAC game of the year, No. 15 football (9-0, 5-0 MAC) faces its toughest test this season when it hosts the Ball State Cardinals (9-1, 6-0 MAC) at 7 p.m. today at Huskie Stadium.The Huskies enter the heavyweight bout winners...

Face Off: Will Ball State be trouble for Huskies?

By Brian Earle & Frank Gogola | November 12, 2013

After hype and buildup over the last couple weeks, the Huskies are set for their biggest game of the season. Football (9-0, 5-0 MAC) will host Ball State (9-1, 6-0 MAC) at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a game that will have serious implications for the season to...

Brown takes reins a No. 1 receiver

By Brian Earle | November 4, 2013

After the graduation of one of the best wide receivers in NIU history, it’s been Da’Ron Brown who has stepped up for football.Brown takes over for wide out Martel Moore, who finished his career No. 2 in receiving yards and touchdown receptions with...

Lynch leading by example for football

By Brian Earle | November 3, 2013

Week in and week out redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Lynch seems to set a new record or a new career high.It was no different for Lynch in the Huskies’ Saturday 63-19 thrashing over Massachusetts in Foxboro. Two weeks after setting an NCAA record...

Heisman talks well deserved for Lynch

By Brian Earle | October 28, 2013

The Heisman talks for redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Lynch are hotter than ever following his dominating, record-setting performances in his last two games.Two weeks ago against Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Lynch set the NCCA record for the...

Football dominates Eastern Michigan

By Brian Earle | October 27, 2013

No. 17 football posted its highest point total of the season Saturday with its dominating 59-20 victory over Eastern Michigan at Huskie Stadium.With the win, the Huskies (8-0, 4-0 MAC) won their 24th consecutive home game at Huskie Stadium and increased...