Recap - Huskies Defeat Ball State 35-23
|Recap - Huskies Defeat Ball State 35-23|
Jordan Lynch ran for 207 yards as Northern Illinois handled Ball State by a score of 35-23 on Saturday at Scheumann Stadium.
Northern Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 65.5.
Jordan Lynch completed 16 of 23 pass attempts for 195 yards for the Huskies in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Jahwan Edwards rushed for 65 yards for Ball State, while Horactio Banks added 43 yards. Keith Wenning threw for 434 yards for the Cardinals, while receivers Jamill Smith and Zane Fakes had 146 and 98 yards respectively.
Ball State outgained Northern Illinois 563-509 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 29-24 by the Cardinals.
Northern Illinois lost the time of possession battle 33:12/26:12, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Northern Illinois looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Buffalo. Ball State will aim to get back on the winning track vs Western Michigan.