Huskies route Tennessee-Martin
DEKALB, Ill. -- Jordan Lynch ran for three touchdowns and threw for another score to lift Northern Illinois to a 35-7 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.
It was the 16th consecutive home victory for the Huskies (1-1), the defending champions of the Mid-American Conference. NIU lost to Iowa 18-17 last week at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Lynch had a 31-yard TD pass to Martel Moore and ran for scores of 1, 32 and 4 yards.
Tennessee-Martin scored early in the fourth quarter on Derek Carr's 7-yard pass to Corey Jordan. Quentin Sims caught 10 passes for 152 yards for the Skyhawks (1-1), who won at Memphis last week - their first victory over an FBS school.
Dunn leads Redbirds past E. Michigan
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Darrelynn Dunn continued a hot start to the season with 129 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and Illinois State dominated the second half Saturday en route to a 31-14 victory over Eastern Michigan.
Dunn ran for 4-yard scores midway through the third quarter and with 1:08 left in the game as the Redbirds (2-0) outscored Eastern Michigan 21-0 after halftime. Dunn, a senior, has 256 yards rushing through two games, surpassing his 2011 total of 247.
Matt Brown added a 22-yard touchdown pass to Donovan Harden and finished with 155 yards passing, and Jonathon Miller ran for a 58-yard score.
For the second straight week, Alex Gillett was the offense for the Eagles (0-2). He threw for 145 yards and a touchdown to Garrett Hoskins and added a rushing score, but was intercepted three times. Through two games, Gillett has accounted for all six of Eastern Michigan's touchdowns.
Western Illinois defeats Indianapolis
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Josh Hudson and Nikko Watson ran for touchdowns and Martinez Davis returned an interception for a score as Western Illinois defeated Indianapolis 27-17 on Saturday.
Davis picked off Chris Mills and returned the ball 49 yards for a touchdown to give the Leathernecks (2-0) a 24-14 lead in the third quarter. Western Illinois intercepted Mills four times, including twice in the fourth quarter.
Hudson was 14 of 20 passing for 140 yards with an interception. Caulton Ray ran for 99 yards on 19 attempts.
Klay Fiechter rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries for the Greyhounds (0-2), and Mills threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Mar'quone Edmonds in the third quarter to make the score 24-17. But Indianapolis, a Division II school, got no closer.
Salukis can't stop Miami (OH)
Dysert, who completed 28 of 36 with no interceptions, started the scoring for Miami (1-1) with his 50th career touchdown pass, a 10-yarder to Andy Cruse in the first quarter. Cruse caught a career-high 12 passes for 60 yards.
The Salukis (0-2) answered by driving 71 yards in 10 plays, scoring on Mika'il McCall's 1-yard run. But on their next possession, Hinkel intercepted Kory Faulkner's pass at the SIU 24 and returned it for a touchdown and a 14-7 Miami lead.
After the RedHawks added a third-quarter field goal, Hinkel intercepted Faulkner again to put Miami at the SIU 27. A defensive holding penalty moved the ball to the 12 and Jamire Westbrook ran it in to make it 24-7 after three quarters.
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