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Heisman campaign launches for NIU QB Jordan Lynch

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The Northern Illinois Huskies are 8-1 this season, and quarterback Jordan Lynch is starting to be recognized for his accomplishments.

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The Northern Illinois Huskies have jumped out to a terrific (8-1, 5-0 MAC) start to the 2012 football season, and NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch could be a dark horse candidate for the Heisman Trophy. The university is certainly doing everything they can to get the word out about Lynch's great season. The QB has already racked up 1.984 passing yards, 17 touchdown passes and three interceptions through the air to go with 1,185 yards rushing and 15 more touchdowns.

NIU officials recently told ESPN Chicago they are setting up a website, Facebook page (Jordan Lynch for 6), and a Twitter hashtag (#VoteLynch) as part of a campaign to increase awareness of Lynch's accomplishments in 2012. Expect the talented signal caller to make the media rounds as well, because what he is doing on the field is truly historic. Here is a quick look at the best of what Lynch has done so far, via NIUHuskies.com:

NIU QUARTERBACK Jordan Lynch
HEISMAN TROPHY CANDIDATE

  • No. 1 in the country in Total Offense Yards (3,169)
  • No. 2 in the country in Rushing Yards (1,185)
  • No. 1 in the country in Touchdowns Responsible For (rushing and passing) with 32
  • More Rushing Yards than 40 FBS Teams
  • More Total Offense Yards than 45 FBS Teams
  • Broke the NCAA Record for Most Consecutive 100-Yard Rushing Games by a Quarterback with 7
  • Tied Garrett Wolfe for the NIU Record for Most Consecutive 100-Yard Rushing Games in a Season
  • Has Thrown 146 Passes without an Interception (5 games)
  • No. 5 in the nation in Rushing Yards/Game (131.7)
  • No. 6 in the nation in Total Offense Yards/Game (352.1)
  • No. 1 in the MAC in Passing Efficiency (152.2)
  • No. 16 in the nation in Scoring (10.00 points/game)
  • Led Northern Illinois to its Best Nine-Game Record in its FBS history
  • Plays Behind an Offensive Line that Featured NO Returning Starters
  • Has Already Recorded the Third-Best Season in NIU History in Total Yards and TDs

The Huskies lead the Western Division of the Mid-American Conference, and they host Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon.