Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Northern Illinois holds a commanding 28-3 lead over the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, heading into the second half.
The Northern Illinois Huskies are well on their way to a 6-1 record and a 3-0 mark within the MAC. They're at halftime against the 1-4 Buffalo Bulls, and hold a 28-3 lead. A strong rushing attack has, once again, led the Huskies to early domination, with quarterback Jordan Lynch leading the way. Lynch has carried the ball 13 times for 128 yards, including a pair of four-yard touchdowns in the second quarter. It's eclipsed his passing game once again, as he's thrown for 107 yards on the day.
Northern Illinois' other two touchdowns also came on the ground. Akeem Daniels rushed for a 1-yard score near the start of the second quarter, while Da'Ron Brown had a 12-yard score early on in the first. That was Brown's only carry on the day, while Daniels has carried three times for 15 yards.
Buffalo quarterback Alex Zordich has been accurate on the day, with 12 completions in 18 attempts for 115 yards, but the lacking rushing attack has hurt them bad. They've just 43 yards on the ground, in comparison to Northern Illinois and their 191 rushing yards. Buffalo's only points came on a Patrick Clarke 28-yard field goal in the first quarter. That drive went 15 plays and 78 yards, but stalled out at the 10-yard line.