He won’t win the Heisman, but I believe Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois deserves a second look from voters out there.
Here’s the video NIU put out on his behalf this week:
Last week, Lynch became the first player in the history of NCAA Division I (FBS) football to record more than 400 passing yards and more than 150 rushing yards in the same game.
In a 31-24 win over Toledo that decided the MAC West Championship, Lynch completed 25-of-36 passes for a career high 407 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Huskies to a school-record 10th straight win. Lynch also ran for 162 yards on a career-high 30 carries and had a 63-yard punt. His 569 yards of total offense broke the Huskie single game record as he accounted for over 95 percent of NIU’s yards in the game.
In the third quarter alone, Lynch completed 13-of-15 passes for 296 yards and two scores while leading NIU on scoring drives of 99 and 97 yards.
With 1,504 rushing and 2,582 passing yards this season, Lynch became just the second quarterback ever (along with Michigan’s Denard Robinson, 2010) to surpass 1,500 yards rushing and 2,500 passing in a year. Lynch has already surpassed Robinson’s passing total (2,570) and needs 199 rushing yards to break the FBS single season record for rushing yards by a quarterback.