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Recap - Huskies Defeat Purdue 55-24

Recap - Huskies Defeat Purdue 55-24

Purdue couldn't hang with the Huskies on Saturday as Northern Illinois blasted the Boilermakers 55-24 in Week 5 action at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Huskies were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 3.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 59.5.

Jordan Lynch completed 18 of 25 pass attempts for 207 yards for the Huskies in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

B.J. Knauf rushed for 41 yards for Purdue, while Akeem Hunt added 37 yards. Danny Etling threw for 241 yards for the Boilermakers, while receivers DeAngelo Yancey and Cameron Posey had 117 and 67 yards respectively.

Northern Illinois was outgained by Purdue 524-402 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 29-22 by the Boilermakers.

Northern Illinois lost the time of possession battle 32:15/27:45, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Northern Illinois looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Kent State. Purdue will aim to get back on the winning track vs Nebraska.