Eastern Michigan, latest victom for NIU 59-20

DE KALB—This one was over before the team busses unloaded in the parking lot.OK, it was REALLY over once the scjedule was released. Jordan Lynch threw four touchdown passes and caught another as No. 23 Northern Illinois reached its best start as a major program with a 59-20 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.The Huskies (8-0, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) never trailed on the way to a season-high in points and second-highest total offense (658 yards).The Eagles (1-7, 0-4) lost their seventh straight.Lynch, the nation’s No. 7 rusher entering Saturday, also ran for a touchdown while rushing 18 times for 99 yards. He was 16-of-20 passing for 223 yards while tying a career high with four TD passes in less than three quarters.Tommylee Lewis had eight catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. Da’Ron Brown caught three passes for 28 yards and two scores.What could hurt NIU when the BCS bid comes out, is strength of schedule. The MAC is mostly awful this year,and one of the Big Ten teams the Huskies beat, Purdue, is also horrible.