Stat Line of the Night — 11/26/2013 — Jordan Lynch
If you didn’t already know who Jordan Lynch was, you’d have probably guessed he was a running back after taking a look at the box score for Tuesday night’s MAC match-up between Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. And you’d be wrong.
You see, Lynch is a senior quarterback for the No. 14 ranked Northern Illinois Huskies, and in his team’s regular season finale, he rushed for a ridiculous 321 yards, setting a new FBS record for most rushing yards in a single game by a quarterback. It took him 27 carries to get there, which works out to be an average of 11.9 yards per carry. He also scored four touchdowns (3 rush, 1 pass), and added another 39 yards through the air during the Huskies’ 33-14 victory.
So who was the unlucky quarterback to have his record broken last night? Well, that would actually be Jordan Lynch. He set the previous record as well by rushing for 316 yards against Central Michigan on October 19, 2013.
In addition to establishing a new record, he also helped his team improve to 12-0 on the season. With all that’s been going on in college football as of late, Jordan Lynch is suddenly becoming a serious contender in the Heisman Trophy race.
He earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, November 26, 2013.