Eastern Illinois vs Northern Illinois Wrap - Northern Illinois Wins 43-39

Eastern Illinois vs Northern Illinois Wrap - Northern Illinois Wins 43-39

Jordan Lynch ran for 189 yards as Northern Illinois handled Eastern Illinois by a score of 43-39 on Saturday at Huskie Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Huskies were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 14. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 77.5.

Jordan Lynch completed 21 of 30 pass attempts for 235 yards for the Huskies in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Panthers defense.

Shepard Little rushed for 81 yards for Eastern Illinois, while Taylor Duncan added 64 yards. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 450 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Erik Lora and Adam Drake had 198 and 137 yards respectively.

Eastern Illinois was outgained by Northern Illinois 602-577 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 31-27 by the Huskies.

Eastern Illinois lost the time of possession battle 31:57/28:03, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.