College Football 2012: Jordan Lynch Deserves Some Attention

This Dual-Threat QB Deserves Some Attention

11/15/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Collin Klein, Johnny Manziel, Braxton Miller and Marcus Mariota are some of the biggest names in college football. Whether it be out of the backfield or through the air, all have grabbed some national attention for their big-play abilities.Blog Photo - College Football 2012: Jordan Lynch Deserves Some Attention

But one name we've failed to recognize is Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, who has put up some headline-worthy numbers this season.

The junior dual-threat threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns while adding 162 yards on the ground in a 31-24 win over MAC opponent Toledo Wednesday night.

Now 11 games into the year, Northern Illinois is 10-1 (7-0 MAC) and have just one regular season game remaining against lowly Eastern Michigan. The team will represent the West division in the conference championship.

Its only loss is by one point to Iowa in the season opener — Lynch's first collegiate start.

Lynch's explosive game against the Rockets isn't out of the ordinary. The Chicago native has compiled 2,582 yards and 22 touchdowns to just four interceptions under center, and owns an NCAA-leading 1,504 rushing yards with another 16 scores to show for it.

It may be a little to late to start considering Lynch for the Heisman, especially with guys like Klein and Manziel — those from power conferences — in the mix.

But don't count him out in 2013.

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