Jordan Lynch has had an incredible career at Northern Illinois, and there may be no better illustration of what he has meant to the Huskies' football program than his incredible 321-yard rushing performance against Western Michigan on Tuesday night.
With 13 minutes remaining in the Huskies' 33-14 win over the Broncos, Lynch had already topped the FBS record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game, previously set by Lynch on Oct. 19, when he ran for 316 yards against Central Michigan.
With the MAC championship and a bowl game still to play, Lynch has accumulated a breathtaking 2,457 passing yards, 1,755 rushing yards and 42 total touchdowns. In 2012, he had 3,138 yards passing, 1,815 yards rushing and 44 total touchdowns.
According to the latest odds, Lynch has a 28/1 chance of taking home the Heisman Trophy. Tonight's performance should improve his chances, but he still has a long way to go to catch frontrunner Jameis Winston. Even if the odds are stacked against Lynch actually winning college football's most prestigious award, the consensus on Twitter is that he should at least be invited to New York.
Watching the NIU gm and qb Jordan Lynch has 300 yds rushing .2nd 300yd rush gm this yr. I think he should be invited to NYC for heisman— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) November 27, 2013
Jordan Lynch 300 yards rushing tonight. Still 3rd Quarter. Can he run his way into NYC Heisman ticket?— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) November 27, 2013
Jordan Lynch probably won't win a Heisman, but he deserves to be in New York when it's presented. 2,457 pass yards, 1,755 rush yards, 42 TDs— Jeremy Werner (@WernerESPNCU) November 27, 2013
Jordan Lynch > Tebow— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 27, 2013