NIU's Lynch sets record for rushing by QB

NIU's Lynch sets record for rushing by QB
November 30, 2012, 9:17 pm
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Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) scrambles during the first quarter of the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Kent State, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


DETROIT (AP) Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois has set a single-season record for yards rushing by a quarterback.

Lynch broke the major college mark set by Michigan's Denard Robinson in 2010. Robinson ran for 1,702 yards.

Lynch entered the Mid-American Conference title game Friday night against Kent State with 1,611 yards rushing. He broke Robinson's record with a 44-yard run in the third quarter.

He later scored a touchdown on that drive to give the 19th-ranked Huskies a 24-13 lead over the 18th-ranked Golden Flashes.