By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer
Quarterback Jordan Lynch helped the Huskies end a perfect 12-0 season in style, breaking his single-game rushing record with 321 yards. “Jordan Lynch is the best player in college football, and that’s no disrespect to anyone else,” said P.J. Fleck, a former Northern Illinois receiver and assistant coach. “The reason is he makes every single guy around him better. He is what Northern Illinois is about. … And with all the pressure, he continues to perform.” Lynch managed to carry the ball 27 times in the frosty winds and falling snow, as the Huskies extended the nation’s longest active home winning streak to an impressive 26 games. “The elements played a huge factor in the game; it was tough to throw and to kick,” explained Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey. “But I’m real happy with the win – and how we ran the ball like we did in those conditions and scored the points. And our defense did a great job holding them to 14 points.”
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